Nostrum Synonym: quack medicine
Nostrum Sentence: That medical store was closed by the government for selling nostrums.
Under The Lens: Nostrum Various Meaning
A nostrum is a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value. The word also refers to a medicine made by the person who recommends it and a patent medicine. Etymologically it means ‘our medicine’. Nostrum may also mean a medicine for all diseases or a cure-all.