Glass specimen jar, containing seeds (cajanus bicolor), Bengal, India, 1866
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Glossary: traditional medicine
Used in the West for sets of health beliefs and practices that developed within the culture of a particular ethnic or geographic group of people, distinct from modern Western medicine. Commonly includes herbal and homeopathic remedies, religious or spiritual ritual, and an holistic approach to patients.
Individual units, segments, or small quantities taken as evidence of the quality or character of the entire group or lot