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Fig. 8 | Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine

Fig. 8

From: Monpa, memory, and change: an ethnobotanical study of plant use in Mêdog County, South-east Tibet, China

Fig. 8

Experimentation and use of an introduced species in Monpa “traditional” medicine. a Datura stramonium fruits. The seeds are used to treat toothache. b, c Mixing D. stramonium seeds with pig fat. d Creating hot steam by placing a red hot iron in water, on which the Datura seed/fat mixture is placed. e Dendrocalamus tibeticus bamboo culm, sealed using rice around a protruding tube that is placed over the super-heated Datura and pig-fat infused steam to direct the ingredients to the sore tooth and remove the “insect” causing toothache

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