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Our Neighbors: The Forest Nenets. Traditional Medicine

... popular belief, when one had sore hand joints, one had to put a copper ring on a finger. Its color helped to determine whether the disease was cured. If the inner surface of the ring grew lighter in color, the patient was supposed to get well soon. Folk hygiene One of the most important parts of traditional medicine is folk hygiene and methods of preventing diseases. Thus, the Forest Nenets put on their traditional fur clothes with fur inside right over the naked body. Due to a special cut warmth concentrates ...

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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