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Monday, 19 March 2012

Inyanga.

While walking down the street on Saturday I spotted this sign. 


A traditional Inyanga is a herbalist, well trained in the knowledge of useful medicinal plants and their uses. Medicinal plants are used for fevers, pain, headaches, gout, rheumatism and digestive problems, to name but a few. The body cures itself most of the time, but it helps psychologically when someone "treats" the problem. In the isolated rural areas they are usually the only "doctor" available.


In the urban areas it's a totally different story, here charlatans abound. Just the name says it all, (Prof.), never mind the etc. at the end). "You name your problem, we have a cure/solution".  Yet people are desperate and very gullible, looking for an easy solution to life's problems. 


These charlatans often become very wealthy.



3 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh how people/groups like that make money!!!! We all are looking for an easy cure for any of life's problems. Just think of all of the money the 'losing weight' industry has made from people trying to find an easy way to lose weight....

AND--what about the 'keep us from aging' industry??? They make tons of money getting rid of our wrinkles our droops, our age spots, etc. etc. etc. so that we can look younger.... Goodness!!!!!!!

The Etc. says is all.. And we pay people like that for all kinds of remedies... They are laughing at us all of the way to the BANK!!!! ha
Betsy

kare said...

Oh!..
but we know the Great Physician..
The one who has the cure for our
"light and momentary troubles"
2nd Corinthians 4:16-18
~k

Shoreman said...

"There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum.

Mark