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A remedy is the solution or amelioration of a problem or difficulty.

In law, a remedy is the legal means employed by a court to help a party recover a right or obtain redress for a wrong. The law of remedies distinguishes between a legal remedy (i.e., monetary damages) and equitable remedies, such as injunctive relief or specific performance[?]. A third type of remedy is declaratory relief[?] wherein a court determines the rights of the parties to an action without awarding damages or ordering equitable relief.

It has been used as a synonym for pharmaceutical medicine, although that usage of the term is somewhat outdated. It is sometimes used in this sense in the context of medicinal herbs.

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