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Over twenty indigenous communities are regularly flooded in the Amazon basin of Bolivia. That’s the case of Capaina, near San Buenaventura, along the river Beni. About 25 families of the Tacana ethnic group live there. Natural disasters can isolate communities for months, and traditional medicine then turns out to be the most effective first response to diseases.
Doña Juanita and Doña Antonia are curanderas, or local healers: they know how to use plants to look after people. “When we have disasters caused by the river, the wind, there’s no money to go to the hospital. So these medicines are quite good to have when all these disasters happen,” says Doña Juanita, who started learning about plants when she was a child. “I would go to the jungle with my granny and see how she would take some bark to boil it,” she explains. The bark she shows us is said to effectively relieve pain.
Read more: http://www.euronews.com/2017/07/20/inside-the-rainforest-s-medicine-cabinet
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