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Ethnic Medicine and Traditional Medications of Ethiopian and Yemenite communities in Israel [abstract]
Year:
2013
Authors :
יניב, זהרה
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Volume :
25 - supplementary issue
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18
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Abstract:

Many diverse communities have come together in the land of Israel, each with its own distinctive culture and lifestyle. They bring with them their traditional medicine, as well as their traditional medications and medicinal plants. Two such important communities are the Ethiopian and the Yemenite immigrants.

The community of Yemenite Jews immigrated to Israel much earlier as compared to the Ethiopian community, which at present numbers about 120.000 people. Both groups maintain traditional practices, even though the effect of time and assimilation is more visible in the more established Yemenite community and especially among the nativeIsraeli born young people. There are many great similarities in Ethnic Medicine and traditions among Ethiopians and Yemenites.The purpose of this paper is to highlight the similarities and emphasize the unique traditions of these two groups before they disappear into the strong melting pot-the new, modern Israeli society.

Important points: 1. Geographical neighborhood, leading to cultural and traditional ties. 2. Geological and climatic similarities-and as a result both countries have very rich and unique flora. Same plants are used in both countries-such as Commiphora (Myrrha) and Boswellia (Frankincense). 3. Traditional methods of healing were transferred orally from father to son in both countries and as a result of very few written sources; interviewing healers in both communities became crucial for preservation of knowledge. 4. Similar major medicinal plants are used for healing. Examples are: Leaves of Khat (Catha edulis) for chewing, Coffee beans (Coffee ceremony), Rutachalepensis, Withania somnifera, Trtigonella foenum-graecum and Nigella sativa. 5. Healing traditions include ceremonies and supernatural practices. 6. There are philological similarities in names of some of the medicaments: (Coffee drink is Buna among the Ethiopians and Byn or Boon among the Yemenites) 7. Finally-Similar elements of diet can be observed, such as low milk products, high sieve content, etc. The effect of assimilation process in the "new" country will be evaluated.

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Ethiopia
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medicinal plants
Yemen
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Ethnic Medicine and Traditional Medications of Ethiopian and Yemenite communities in Israel [abstract]
25 - supplementary issue

Many diverse communities have come together in the land of Israel, each with its own distinctive culture and lifestyle. They bring with them their traditional medicine, as well as their traditional medications and medicinal plants. Two such important communities are the Ethiopian and the Yemenite immigrants.

The community of Yemenite Jews immigrated to Israel much earlier as compared to the Ethiopian community, which at present numbers about 120.000 people. Both groups maintain traditional practices, even though the effect of time and assimilation is more visible in the more established Yemenite community and especially among the nativeIsraeli born young people. There are many great similarities in Ethnic Medicine and traditions among Ethiopians and Yemenites.The purpose of this paper is to highlight the similarities and emphasize the unique traditions of these two groups before they disappear into the strong melting pot-the new, modern Israeli society.

Important points: 1. Geographical neighborhood, leading to cultural and traditional ties. 2. Geological and climatic similarities-and as a result both countries have very rich and unique flora. Same plants are used in both countries-such as Commiphora (Myrrha) and Boswellia (Frankincense). 3. Traditional methods of healing were transferred orally from father to son in both countries and as a result of very few written sources; interviewing healers in both communities became crucial for preservation of knowledge. 4. Similar major medicinal plants are used for healing. Examples are: Leaves of Khat (Catha edulis) for chewing, Coffee beans (Coffee ceremony), Rutachalepensis, Withania somnifera, Trtigonella foenum-graecum and Nigella sativa. 5. Healing traditions include ceremonies and supernatural practices. 6. There are philological similarities in names of some of the medicaments: (Coffee drink is Buna among the Ethiopians and Byn or Boon among the Yemenites) 7. Finally-Similar elements of diet can be observed, such as low milk products, high sieve content, etc. The effect of assimilation process in the "new" country will be evaluated.

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