[Ameridians & Covid] – Indigenous therapeutic practices

[Ameridians & Covid] – Indigenous therapeutic practices

Based mainly on press articles, this section groups publications reporting curative strategies implemented by some Amerindian groups to combat covid-19.



  • La Mula, articles by anthropologist Luisa Elvira Belaunde on the creation of a Shipibo-Conibo health group called Comando Mantico, in the city of Pucallpa (Ucayali region).







Updated 09/29/2021:

The videos gathered below (from foreign and Bolivial media) document the use of medicinal plants (mainly eucalyptus, camomile and wira wira) in the Bolivian Andes.


  • CAST – Video about local and Western medicine’s complementary relationship – Associated Press (USA press agency) –  29/01/21 – 1m24 Bolivia impulsa la medicina tradicional contra COVID-19 – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUMiCZhdyUo


  • CAST – Short documentary film about the use of plants against Covid 19 (eucalyptus, camolile, wira wira) – DW-TV (German public television) – 18/01/21 – 3m39 Los límites de la medicina tradicional https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3FFc1IzylQ





  • CAST – Documentary video about preventive measures against Covid 19 (eucalyptus, camomile, wira wira ) – AFP – 17/04/20 – 2m21 Bolivianos buscan atajar el coronavirus con plantas medicinales ancestrales | AFP – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89WPgUJeCJ0


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