posted on Oct, 2 2012 @ 12:39 AM
reply to post by InFriNiTee
Much of the western herbalism practiced today in the USA came from Native American knowledge and traditional uses. Although usage of plants and their
parts differ among tribes throughout the USA, the knowledge is invaluable and deeply rooted in their history..
I know they have Sweat Lodge Ceremony's for healing but as far as i know the tribes have no cure for the rising modern day illnesses like arthritis
I know there is about 3,200 herbs the tribes work with, including how to make extracts and tinctures but you would have to go to one of there Lodge
ceremony's to find out what heals what..
I know there is a huge uprise of diabetes in the Lakota people but i think its from poor diet and exercise ..
Diabetes rates correlate with poverty, poor people eat unhealthy diets and roughly one third of Native Americans live below the poverty level...
Federal policies have also played a part, particularly the USDA commodities program, which for decades supplied low-income Native Americans with