It is not known for certain when traditional medicine was born. This is a kind of industry, created by whole generations of different ethnic groups. Prescriptions for drugs and methods of their use have been passed down from one generation to the next. Most of the products contain medicinal herbs, the healing properties of which have been known since ancient times. Since until the middle of the 19th century, most of the inhabitants of the rural areas did not have access to traditional medicine, they were saved by old methods. Only in the second half of the 19th century, scientists became interested in the experience accumulated over the centuries, and began to study the means used by the people and their effectiveness in treatment. To the surprise of medical professionals, this alternative medicine was not all about superstition.
Many prescription drugs could actually have a positive effect on various diseases. The use of traditional medicine has significantly decreased with the development of modern science, but still, there is a category of citizens who trusts the old grandfather's methods more than doctors. For a beginner about the basics in the field of extreme and emergency situations, survival, tourism. It will also be useful for fishermen, hunters and other lovers of nature and outdoor activities.