Word of the Day Trufot Savta תְּרוּפוֹת סָבְתָא

'Grandma medicines' refers to the kind of folk remedies that grandmas stereotypically recommend, and that are often scoffed at.

I’ve been told that my paternal grandmother, who was born and raised in Turkey, used to wear garlic -- no, not to ward off the vampires from nearby Transylvania, but to ward off sickness. The running joke, of course, is that it probably worked, since no one would have wanted to come close enough to pass along their germs.