From Disease to Holiness: Religious-based health remedies of Italian folk medicine (XIX-XX century)

  title={From Disease to Holiness: Religious-based health remedies of Italian folk medicine (XIX-XX century)},
  author={Nelide Romeo and Olivier Gallo and Giuseppe Tagarelli},
  booktitle={Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine},
BACKGROUND The relationship between spirituality, religion and medicine has been recognized since antiquity. Despite large differences in their history, society, economy and cultures human communities shared a common belief that spirituality and religion played an important role in the healing of diseases. METHODS The study of religious remedies used by Italian folk medicine in order to treat diseases was based on a review of literature sources compiled between the late nineteenth century and… CONTINUE READING
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