Some folk remedies practiced by ancient Qatar

Some folk remedies practiced by ancient Qatar

By kadija latibu

Qatar has always been a country rich in traditional remedies and practices. Before the country discovered oil and before it began developing itself, its health care consisted of mainly traditional remedies.

Here’s a list of some Qatari remedies that were used in the past.

1-Bitter Aloe

Being a popular home remedy for many ailments including burns, skin troubles etc, the Qataris valued this medicinal plant a lot.

2- Thyme

Thyme, especially the oil of thyme was also prized by the people of Qatar in their medical practices. Oil of thyme is an anti-septic and is an active ingredient in mouthwashes used now.

3- Saffron

A spice derived from a flower, it’s used not only in the field of Qatari folk medicine but also in some foods of the country.

4- Locusts

A kind of grasshopper, these were also used for their healing properties and at times consumed due to their nutritious values.

5- Cauterization

Although this isn’t a natural remedy, it was a practice that was very common in the country in the past. Cauterization or burning a part of the body to remove or close it off, was performed on pearl divers to shut off their ears before they begin their hunt for pearls.

This was done to prevent them from developing ear troubles.

There’s very little recorded about the folk medicinal practices of Qatar, for most of them weren’t written down.

Do you know of any such remedies or practices?

 

 

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By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Hello Roy ..................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Please don't copy paste my comment ....... my dear ........................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Man is put to test by his own family members and gets grounded very very finely .....................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Man is put to test by his own family members and gets grounded very very finely .....................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Man is put to test by his own family members and gets grounded very very finely .....................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Easy bank loans also spoiled our people ................... some wants to impress their relatives back home ...................... some to their GFs .......................................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

It's very difficult to change the society habits ....................... ................. but with continuous inputs like the ones above ........ we can hope for some improvement ..................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

It's very difficult to change the society habits ....................... ................. but with continuous inputs like the ones above ........ we can hope for some improvement ..................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Actually ........ due to excess income people don't trust free homely tips ....... they rather find comfort in care free - spending .......

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

There is another one for sound sleep ................... that's even easier .................... ...............

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

I have one more ........... for dandruff elimination ............. all you need is one very small onion .............. ..................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
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Molten Metal

Yes Kadija, I have one ............ If WT takes one spoon of honey & mixes it in one cup of warm water & remembers to drink it every morning for 28 days ........ he would talk sweet & loose about 1 kg weight and would live 1 year more on the QL .............. no side effects ................. people would stop reporting against him as well ......................

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

WT ................. We were here , we are here and we would be here ........... don't count the time ...........

By Molten Metal• 5 years 2 months ago.
Molten Metal

Kadija ......... Thanks for such a decent post ........... Enjoyable reading it is ..............

By Wild Turkey• 5 years 2 months ago.
Wild Turkey

How can you speak of "ancient Qatar" if Qatar is only 43 years old? Ancient means at least 2.000 years old!

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