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In Senegal, “traditional medicine” typically refers to the syncretism of Wolof or Serer medicine and Islamic beliefs, and includes not only consumables and procedures that fight off physical or mental ailments, but also spiritual acts to fight off sorcery. This is a preliminary investigation of the local and traditional knowledge that surrounds dengidëk, in particular, while assessing a rudimentary model of treatment-seeking behavior.
Anthropology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Powis, Richard T. III, "Getting to the Root of Dengidëk: A Preliminary Investigation of Fagara xanthoxyloïdes and Treatment-Seeking Behavior in Dakar, Senegal" (2012). Undergraduate Research Posters 2012. 30.