HYBRID EVENT: You can participate in person at Valencia, Spain or Virtually from your home or work.
Hybrid Event
September 18-20, 2023 | Valencia, Spain
ICTM 2019

Laurence Pourchez

Laurence Pourchez, Speaker at Ethnomedicine Conferences
Sorbonne City University, France
Title : The traditional medicine in Mascareines islands (Indian Ocean)


During this communication, I will present the traditional medicine that exists in the Mascarene Islands (Réunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues). This medicine was born from a process of creolization that occurred after the arrival in these islands, from the end of the 17th century, of European settlers, slaves, and then engaged workers from India, from Africa, Madagascar, Asia. It is a medicine of moods, which acts according to a classification between natural and supernatural diseases and includes a double logic, prevention and treatment of the disease. Without being able to reduce it to this simple aspect of the treatments, it relies in particular on the uses of the medicinal plants.