herbal and natural medicines used by shaman


Medicine man's precious treasures (Mèo Vac, Vietnam)

Those are the traditional remedies used by a medicine man (also known as a shaman).­ This includes natural herbs and roots, insects, bones, horns, a turtle shell, some shellfish fossils, and other very mysterious things.­

See more photos of the Mèo Vac medicine man and his treasures.

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Route 4B, Mèo Vạc District, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.