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Our Neighbors: The Forest Nenets. Traditional Medicine

... with his or her life. The Nenets strongly believed that not only the spirits of the Lower world could punish people with diseases, but also personal protectors, family spirits, or any supernatural creatures inhabiting the Middle and Upper worlds. The treatment of the diseases which were caused by something visible (an injury, chilblain, burn) was usually rational. However, when having internal or mental diseases, whose cause was incomprehensible to the Forest Nenets, they turned for help to shamans,...

Modified: 30.08.2006
Nenets , Siberia , Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug , hygiene , traditional medicine , treatment , kamlanie , reindeer fat , chaga , broth , Siberian herbs , searing
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