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chicken soup 

CHINESE MEDICINE

Fresh chicken broth has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic, and recommended for children, the elderly, those with GI complaints and those recuperating from chronic disease, pregnancy, surgery. 

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chicken soup

FOLK MEDICINE

A fowl broth with a long tradition as a home remedy for upper respiratory tract infections, which may be a nasal decongestant, inhibit growth of pneumococci in vitro, and stimulate immune responsiveness of white cells. 

Synonym Jewish penicillin 

MAINSTREAM MEDICINE

A popular term for a drug, manoeuvre, or device with little or no benefit, which may be used in absence of a therapy known to be effective. 

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