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Traditional medicine

We’ve all heard the term ” folk medicine “. What is it? Traditional medicine is a concept that includes methods of treatment that have been accumulated for thousands of years. Recipes of traditional medicine are simple and effective, and their beneficial effect is proved by many generations of people. For a long time there was no separation on folk medicine and traditional medicine (in this case traditional medicine is synonymous with the concepts of classical medicine and conventional medicine). Only subsequently, the medicine has gained scientific basis and was divided into traditional medicine (formal) and folk. In traditional medicine follows such principles as: scientism – all treatment must be justified from a scientific point of view; the effectiveness of treatment, which should be proven in laboratory and scientific research; pragmatism.

Now, currently there are both traditional medicine and folk medicine. And in most cases, traditional medicine is no less effective than traditional. No, we are not called upon to give up completely on traditional medicine in favor of folk, but be applied in therapeutic purposes and preventive needs. Continue reading

Encyclopedia of Bashkiria → MEDICINAL PLANTS

MEDICINAL PLANTS, a large group of p-tions used for the treatment and prevention of diseases of people and train-tions. In Bashkortostan there are 120 species of wild L. R. used in scientific. medicine. and over 200 species in the Nar. medicine. R. L. has long been used, but special. studies. until Oct. the revolution was not carried out. It is known that in 1933 it exported over 40 tons of Valerian. Before the great Patriotic war harvested over 50 species of L. R. in the military. years logging has increased. L. R. studied mn. botany (A. E. Lind, M. I. Kotov, E. N. Klobukova Beneficial. L. L. Kulikov, A. A. Muldashev, etc.), pharmacists (I. A. Lerman, D. N. Lazarev. N. And.Kuznetsova, Z. I. Lagno, F. S. Saradi, H. M. Nasyrov, etc.).

Medicinal plants 1 – hawthorn blood-red 2 – 3 cranberry – viburnum opulus 4 – blueberry 5 – Valeriana officinalis 6 – watch a three 7 – bistort 8 – 9 Burnet officinalis – nettle 10 – 11 Lycopodium clavatum – knotweed 12 – spring 13 Gorsvet – Matricaria bezyazychnaya 14 – 15 Valerian – Valerian 16 – origanum vulgare 17 – the horsetail 18 – 19 celandine – Cichorium intybus These studies. held at the Institute of biology USC RAS, Bashkir state Philharmonic. medical University. Continue reading

The last shaman of Taymyr Peninsula

The Film “Taboo. The last shaman” from the cycle “Russian national geography” tells the story of the last Nganasan shaman.

One of Nganasan legends says that once to the fire, which warmed people, ran wild deer, and asked in a human voice to save him from the Stalker wolf. The man grabbed the deer with both hands and threw it into the fire. When he fired, the man took out a charred bone began to forge and forged from them the figures of people. “Of the man, forged from the bones of deer, says the legend, – there was the Nganasan”.

Nya – Nganasan call themselves, the little people of the Central Taymyr Peninsula, the northernmost populations of Eurasia. Only forty years ago they roamed a huge territory – from the Byrranga massif to the Putorana plateau. The Soviet regime was trampling any memories of their ancient culture, forcibly transferring nomadic to sedentary life. Shamans were regarded as dissidents, they were exiled and executed. Now Nganasan live in three small villages of the Central Taimyr. They are only about a thousand people. Continue reading