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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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Gratuitous sexual crudity, female objectification, and fanservice may make this book a hard sell to parents and librarians, but boys who think like the hyper-horny Dover will eat it up.
He has the same fondness for drag and crudity as Messrs Walliams and Lucas, and some of the outrageous caricatures are spot on.
There's a sort of go-kart like feel to this VW without the implication of crudity - it literally goes where it is pointed without vice or malice.
A billion plus people could not conjure up the guts to stand up to that creeping crudity of society and for the harassed artist.
In cahoots with the comedian Russell Brand (who at least had the decency to quit on the spot), he harangued and insulted a gentle old man in a withering display of bullying, crudity and cruelty.
If it contained what Mr Morley calls sexual crudity everywhere, I wonder which monastery he had left to come to the performance.
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.
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).
We in the West need to be humbler and to listen to the voices pointing out uncomfortable truths: that giving teenagers contraceptives has resulted in a rise, not a fall, in the teenage pregnancy rate; that we publish teenage magazines of unbelievable crudity; that some of what passes as `sex education' is voyeuristic and dishonest.
Savage deserved to get the boot - not for his conservatism, but for his crudity and cruelty.
In the September 2000 New Criterion, I published an article about the town of Walsall and its fantastically bad new art gallery ("Crudity Beyond Belief").