The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript - Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf notebook eight

caption: medicines
medium: notes
ethnicgroup: Konyak
location: Hungphoi
date: 14.10.1936
person: Furer-Haimendorf
date: 4.10.1936-23.2.1937
note: [konyak] means text omitted
person: School of Oriental and African Studies Library, London
text: Medicines:
text: For head-ache certain leaves are laid on the forehead, for stomach ache a small root of a jungle plant is eaten. For leprosy the blood of enemies is smeared on the skin. Either the leper goes to war himself or the blood is brought by some men who have killed a man. A little blood of a fellow villager (130) would be of no use. This belief is common in Oting, Wangla, Hungphoi.