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Our Neighbors: The Forest Nenets. Traditional Medicine

... 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 ... ... extract of its buds has been known for a long time. The Nenets drink it as tonic when having a cold. The Forest Nenets use chaga (a fungus of the polypori family that grows on birch trunks) for treating many diseases. In the old days, when there was ...

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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