Traditional medicine
April 27, 2016 11:12 AM   Subscribe

Amazon tribe creates 500-page traditional medicine encyclopedia In one of the great tragedies of our age, indigenous traditions, stories, cultures and knowledge are winking out across the world. Whole languages and mythologies are vanishing, and in some cases even entire indigenous groups are falling into extinction. This is what makes the news that a tribe in the Amazon have created a 500-page encyclopedia of their traditional medicine (in their own language to protect against biopiracy) all the more remarkable.
posted by infini (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Neat but looks like we saw it last year. -- cortex

Awesome. :)
posted by tilde at 11:15 AM on April 27, 2016

This makes me happy, and even more so that they are writing this in their native language to prevent biocorporate raping and pillaging.
posted by zagyzebra at 11:37 AM on April 27, 2016

posted by adamvasco at 11:41 AM on April 27, 2016 [1 favorite]

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