The stomach is a muscular sac that is important for absorbing food and preparing food for further digestion.
A system of traditional medicine practiced by societies where the wisdom is passed down generations but there is no scientific understanding regarding the methodology of a process. Folk medicine yields many useful home remedies and procedures for treatment of colds, fever, cuts, bruises, assisting childbirth etc. Folk medicine is an aspect of folk traditions that encompass rituals having their roots in early folk belief. Animism, shamanism and witchcraft are also used for curing. This aspect of folk medicine is called faith healing and can be found in many cultures. Prayers and charms are deemed to do the jobs that an allopathic medical practitioner would do with the help of drugs.