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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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If it contained what Mr Morley calls sexual crudity everywhere, I wonder which monastery he had left to come to the performance.
The text paintings are exercises in crudity in every way: In Commit Suicidel Win Everyday, 2008, the first phrase of the title has been sprayed in black over a cheery yellow Shell gasoline ad displaying the second; in another work, BE A WHORE has been painted on an orange construction sign warning ROUGH ROAD AHEAD.
To this end, Kelly blends Jamesonian, Benjaminian, and Brechtian theory in order to challenge the idea that 'the supposed crudity of popular fiction and Northern Irish society reciprocally reinforce each other' (p.
He's part of a proliferating culture of trash in which crudity, bathroom "humor," cruel jokes at others' expense and cheap shots at ethnic groups (or any other target that presents itself) are the kinds of fare that pass as entertainment.
He was "shocked by the crudity of the author's arguments" and his ignorance of relevant evidence, so Carter began an e-mail exchange with that author to explore his position in more detail.
Unfortunately, Wu's skillful reading does not reduce the unexpected amount of profanity and crudity, which are more apparent in this book than in others in the series.
The principal elevation remains by far the most contentious element of the new extension, recalling the crudity (at worst) and stolid formal directness (at best) of the British Library (AR June 1998).
Or better yet, maybe we'll just clear out of the way and let John Waters, the clown prince of crudity, have his say.
The throw-away description of Eusebius of Caesarea as a "far better Stalinist than Marxist-Leninist" may be pardoned as a crudity out of keeping with the book as a whole (288).
Savage deserved to get the boot - not for his conservatism, but for his crudity and cruelty.
The crudity of the analysis reminds one of the simplistic Marxist approaches to religion that were popular in the 1970s.
His refusal to help in a cause which-given the appalling suffering of the slave trade-cried out for participation and help, the streak of crudity and prurience in him, discourage a facile, unthinking identification with an African kidnapped as a child and subjected to humiliation and suffering.