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Current Traditional Medicine


ISSN (Print): 2215-0838
ISSN (Online): 2215-0846

Review Article

Medicinal Botanicals in the Traditional Medicine of the Veps Used for Bronchial Infections

Author(s): Oleg Davidovich Barnaulov and A.O. Barnaulov*

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2018

Page: [101 - 109] Pages: 9

DOI: 10.2174/2215083804666180426091758

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This article gives a short survey of the medicinal botanicals applied in the traditional medicine of the Veps, a small Finno-Ugric people, to treat severe respiratory infections— bronchitis, pneumonia, and tuberculosis of the lungs. Attention is focused on the methods of preparing the medicines, both simple and more complex medicinal forms. Veps’ traditional healing (znakharstva) applies medicinal botanicals with charms or spells. Nevertheless, we emphasize the scientific foundation and the efficacy of Veps popular medicine, that uses rare, rather than common plants.

Keywords: Veps, geography, culture, folk medicine, plant drugs, phytotherapy.

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