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Sergio Pacheco learned the healing songs from his father at age 6 and went on to conduct his first healing ceremony at age 8.
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July 12, 2015 There are only six people left in the world who know the healing songs of the Wachiperi, an ancient group in the Andes. One of them flew 3,000 miles to share his skills — and cure headaches.
According to the Terraba tribe, anise leaves are rich in iron and help with circulation.
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January 24, 2013 To help the an indigenous community in Central America preserve their culture and traditions, journalism students have built a website exploring how the tribe uses medicinal plants to treat everything from a cold and sunburns to cancer.
The Ayurvedic remedies above were included in a 2004 study by researchers at Harvard Medical School that found dangerous levels of heavy metals in 14 out of 70 products.
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December 17, 2012 Ayurveda is a form of traditional medicine that's thousands of years old. But some ayurvedic remedies have harmful heavy metal additives, including lead. And those remedies are finding their way to the U.S., as two recent cases of childhood lead poisoning in New York attest.
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