Folk medicine in Qashqai tribe Fars

Bahman Rahimi, Maryam Mohammad-Karimi, Somaye Zareh

Abstract


Qashqai tribeis oneof the central nomads of Fars province. Since there are no quick and easy access tomedical centers in migration routes,folk medicine is very important among these nomadic peoples for the treatment of humans and animals.Folk practitioners use herbs to treat patients physically and mentally, and apply specific methods to cure patients on the migration route.The present article examines the treatment method and the position of folk practitioners among Qashqai tribes in Fars province. This article tries to review the highlights in the traditional treatment methods of this group.

The method of collecting plants, the application and methods of using these herbal plants in the treatment of diseases, and beliefs about plants are considered in this article.It is worth saying that life in nature and nomadismhave been strengthened the tendency to traditional herbal medicine in the Qashqai nomadic culture, and for this reason, tribal folk practitioners, based on their indigenous knowledge and their own methods of treating illnesses, have a special reputation among people.The study sought to examine the degree of inclination of Qashqai tribes to folk medicine. It examines the techniques of treating patients and livestock in the Qashqai tribal culture from the viewpoint of medical anthropology.In addition to archival research, fieldwork and interviews have also been used in this paper.


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