Dietary restrictions in healing among speakers of Iquito, an endangered language of the Peruvian Amazon

  title={Dietary restrictions in healing among speakers of Iquito, an endangered language of the Peruvian Amazon},
  author={Kevin A. Jernigan},
  journal={Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine},
  pages={20 - 20}
  • Kevin A. Jernigan
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
BackgroundEthnobotanical research was carried out with speakers of Iquito, a critically endangered Amazonian language of the Zaparoan family. The study focused on the concept of "dieting" ( siyan++ni in Iquito), a practice involving prohibitions considered necessary to the healing process. These restrictions include: 1) foods and activities that can exacerbate illness, 2) environmental influences that conflict with some methods of healing (e.g. steam baths or enemas) and 3) foods and activities… Expand
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