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Table 2 Causes of diseases according to the Andean worldview of health and disease

From: Traditional medicine applied by the Saraguro yachakkuna: a preliminary approach to the use of sacred and psychoactive plant species in the southern region of Ecuador

Disorder Cause Disease
Organic disorder Poor diet, poor intake of food and beverage, alimentary excess Alteration of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, nervous or reproductive systems
Psychosocial disorder Transgression of moral or social norms Anger, rage, envy, suffering, grief
Supernatural disorder Negative energy of a person or place Shuka, mal de ojo, susto, encanto, supernatural diseases