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Our Neighbors: The Forest Nenets. Traditional Medicine

... extremely poisonous plant. The Forest Nenets make decoction from its root and use it to purge the bowels from worms. They apply its leaves to wounds as an antiseptic and haemostatic means. To cure scab, a mixture of ledum leaves, hellebore roots and reindeer fat is used. To prevent scurvy the Forest Nenets ate scurvy-grass , in spite of its bitter taste. In folk medicine, its juice is still considered to be a good means of “blood cleaning”. They also use the usual food of reindeer — reindeer ...

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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