Asarsing Euodia hortensis How babies grow

When a child is born to Nekgini speaking parents, the baby is immediately secluded, along with the mother, in the marital house. People in Reite hamlets emphasise that the subsequent restrictions on movement, and involvement of the mother's kin in ending this seclusion, are especially important for first born children. Parents of the child observe strict restrictions on food they consume. The Wanpela meri Sorang bin bihainim dispela wara na kamap long haus bilong tupela man. Em stretim haus...

Ol piksa long List of figures bukand plates

Map of Papua New Guinea showing the Rai Coast area of collection. Graun bilong ol Reite na ol Finisterre Maunten long baksait, 2009. Reite lands with the Finisterre Mountain Range in the background, 2009. James Leach na Porer Nombo, Reite Yasing, Desemba 2008 (poto Rohan Jackson kisim). James Leach and Porer Nombo, Reite Yasing, December 2008 (photo by Rohan Jackson). Sangumae Nombo paitim skin diwai bilong wokim blanket bilong tumbuna (bukuw). Sangumae Nombo beating the pith of Ficus robusta...

Tanim tok bilong Glossary ol Tokples Nekgini

Sphaerostephanos sp., fern used to stop blood flow Dichapetalum sp., vine used to 'block the road of taro' Spathiostemon sp., shoots used to treat an enlarged spleen or jaundice yusim plaua bilong wail taro bilong bilasim tambaran wild taro, flower used to decorate the spirit paraphernalia yusim lip bilong mekim kambang kamap ples klia Pipturus argenteus, leaves used in divination smel purpur bilong wasim pikinini na planim long ai bilong gaden Euodia hortensis, aromatic herb used in rituals...

Bone and joint pain

Laportea decumana Plate 3-26 is a stinging nettle used for joint or back pain. The affected area is rubbed with this red-leaved nettle. The skin will swell as a result of the nettle but the joint or bone pain will disappear. When the stinging vine Pueraria lobata Plate 4-7, 4-8 scratches your skin, the Laportea decumana nettle soothes it. Plate 3-26 Uli tokai Laportea decumana 17. Laportea decumana Urticaceae , salat, nettle.