The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook nine

caption: medicines
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Wakching
date: 20.1.1937
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 29.10.1936-24.3.1937
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: (90) Medicines:
text: The kidneys (?) of the bear are eaten made hot in water as a medicine for malaria and also for stomach complaints (shapyu). There is another medicine for indigestion, the big leeches (on-ye) found near springs are eaten. For indigestion they also roast a piece of pork till it is completely burnt and black, they then pound it and mix the black powder with water.
text: (91) For head-ache they fasten a small leaf (ou-mei-hing-nem) at the forehead.