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Herbal medicine
adjective Pertaining or referring to a herb that is prepared by drying, without any other form of manipulation or derivitisation.

crude

(krood) [L. crudus, raw]
Raw, unrefined, or in a natural state.
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"Soldier's [sic] Pay" has obvious crudities and many loose ends of the plot are left but the story, as a whole, is intensely interesting.
The Peter Serafinowicz Show is a festival of absurdities and crudities. Keep on being stupid, Peter - and keep on having a pop at Simon Cowell.
And, while I am not totally averse to crudities, I cannot understand why obscenities have to pepper the speech of people on TV.
In 1608 one Thomas Coryate - rector's son, part-time scholar and full-time wannabe courtesan - followed up a five month tour of Europe with Coryats Crudities, an account 'Hastily gobled up in five monthes travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia commonly called the Grisons country, Helvetia alias Switzerland, some parts of high Germany and the Netherlands'.
The writing here is beautifully formal, Purdy refusing to opt for crudities of expression.
Richard Alston about blasphemy, sex, political bias and alleged crudities in its programming.
But as his Essays reveal, Bacon knew Thomas Coryat's Crudities (1611) where there is an account of a rabbi whose words about Christ echo Modena's and anticipate Joabin's.
Prohibition produced strange crudities of manners, with the bootlegger as the arbiter of elegance, and the younger generation concluded it was smarter to be rowdy or smart-alecky than to be gracious.
Crunchy crudities When hunger strikes, a bowl of fresh cucumber, carrot and pepper crudites can be enjoyed in any amounts.
Vegetable crudities are perfect and a good way of making sure you get your 'five a day'.
We may all dream of living in a Manhattan loft where the Smeg fridge chills our Krug and we nibble Pacific Rim crudities off Tibetan prayer mats but reality bites like a bed bug and, lets face it, it's a relief.