Folk Medicine Rediscovered

German with English subtitle
1 x 45 min

For a long time, curing diseases of all kinds seemed to be an exclusive competence of pharmaceutical companies. But many active ingredients that are administered in chemically produced drugs are also found in nature. It’s just that the knowledge about their extraction and application has been lost over the decades. In higher regions such as the Austrian Alps, where in the past it was not possible to simply call the doctor, people still know to some extent what healing powers the natural substances in their environment can release. This old folk medicine knowledge is now gradually reclaiming terrain. Herbal applications, ointments, plasters and oils, when used correctly, point the natural way to recovery. How great is the true potential of folk medicine? In which diseases does it reach its limits? And is the commitment to naturopathy an expression of mistrust against the international pharmaceutical industry?

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