duskant sutherland


Só werk dit: BOERERATE
November 1, 2007, 8:27 vm
Filed under: Goeters

Ek het ‘n tyd gelede ‘n artikel moes skryf oor Volksgeneeskunde binne die Afrikanerkultuur idioom. Ek het bietjie gefokus op boererate en op ‘n paar fassinerende elemente van hierdie gebruik afgekom (en spesiaal vir Johan, ‘n paar grafieke – alhoewel dit hierdie keer nie pastei óf argeologies van aard is nie 🙂 ).
So, hier is ‘n paar dinge wat jy dalk nie van Boererate geweet het nie (so bietjie ge-edit en verkort maar ongelukkig in Engels waarin ek dit moes skryf) :

– Boererate rely heavily on a larger body of so-called Afrikaner “volkswysheid” or “folk knowledge” where it forms part of “volksgeneeskunde”.
– According to Afrikaner “volksgeneeskundiges” illnesses can be attributed to 5 major causes; the wrath of God over sinful behavior, congenital factors, “koue vat”, witchcraft and old age.
– Boererate function on the following principles:
• It does not imply or require a “scientific” diagnosis.
• It does not require an implication of the indications of the substance.
• It relies heavily on experience of – and a universal trust in the efficiency of the substance.
– The use of Boererate originated during the time of the first Colonist in the Cape when farmers and settlers had to survive in pioneering conditions and devise treatments for all kinds of ailments.
– In order to heal the pioneers were willing to try basically anything, from “herbs and spices” and gunpowder to, as they called them “local healers” (e.g. inyanga’s). Through this process “new” boererate originated through a process of “borrowing” and “taking” of existing local knowledge and incorporating it into Afrikaner volkswysheid of medicine.
– Pioneers also observed healing agents at work in their natural surroundings and they would e.g. “test” substances that proved to have healing qualities for animals such as sheep, baboons and even antelope (e.g. springbok will consume Aloe to counter ticks and baboons will eat “Wilde-als” for constipation).
– Most Afrikaner families also had its own “geheime raat” or secret remedy, usually carried over from mother to daughter over many generations and these secret recipes were usually modified to incorporate local and available ingredients and thus the body of knowledge changed to represent the landscape in which the pioneers lived.
– An important attribute of Afrikaner volkskennis and volksgeneeskuns is knowledge of herbs and medicinal plants and a basic understanding of physiological health problems. Some local plants “borrowed” from local healers include “boegoe” (Buchu Barosoma), “ganna” (Lye-bush Salsola) and “koekamakranka” (Gethyllis spiralis).

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– The use of herbs even resulted in the invention of medicine rhymes that would have been repeated when the substance was used, especially to draw children’s attention away from the sometimes foul taste of the medicine:
  Koekemakranka
  Goed vir die kranke
  Vleibrand
  Voël Fisant…

-In some cases unusual boererate was necessary to treat rare and serious illnesses. The most important of these is the general use of goat-products such as fat and goat manure. For example, goat manure prepared as a tea is an excellent remedy for any stomach disease and a freshly skinned goatskin wrapped around any sore, bruise or cut acts as an excellent healing agent. It is believed that this is because goats and cattle have an affinity for herbs and aromatic scrubs, making any goat / cattle products powerful medicine. 

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– In later years most families had their own “huis apotheek” which contained a variety of medicines. It consisted out of two compartments; the one held plasters, bandages and ointments and the other had 25 small medicine flasks which contained “witdulsies”, “bruindulsies”, “versterkdruppels”, “Hoffmansdruppels”, “groenamara”, balsam-copiva, balsam-sulphuris, balsam-vitae, red lavender, sweet oil and castor oil. The “kit” was not used according to any prescriptions and using the medicine was sometimes a “trial-and-error” process until success was achieved, e.g.one of the most famous remedies, a mixture of every single substance in the kit called “deurmekaargoed” or “geneesal”, was used to remedy serious illnesses.

– Although ignored by most “volksgeneeskundiges”, animistic beliefs in supernatural beings or organisms entering the body, had their own dedicated set of boererate. In order to heal illnesses caused by this Afrikaners rely on boererate based on, amongst others, expulsion, injection, sorcery, numbers and “snake stones” / “pig stones”. Snake stones and pig stones for example, were used to draw the poison from bites and stings and to relieve the effects of poisoning in the body. These extremely rare stones is said to come from the entrails of hedgehogs or porcupines and were placed on e.g. a snake bite to draw out the poison. It was then “cleansed” in milk to evoke its power.
– Another well known boereraat, which relies on a principle of expulsion, is for toothaches. Here a bunch of rotten apples are burnt and the fumes are blown into the mount of the sufferer. It is believed that these fumes lure small worms in the teeth that cause toothache to come out where after the condition is healed.
– A few examples:
Boereraat for snakebite: Take a razorblade and cut a cross on the bite. Suck the poison from the wound and wash mouth with petrol. Then rub the dried blood of a tortoise in the wound.
Boereraat for hypertension: Place a large piece of anthracite in a fruit flask; fill the bottle with water and use when thirsty. Refill the bottle when empty.
Boereraat for hemorrhoids: When you have finished washing in the morning, dry your hands before your face.
Boereraat for ear ache: Fry a fresh crab and pour a few drops in the aching ear twice a day.
Boereraat for insomnia: Slaughter a large chicken and collect the blood. Wait until the blood is almost dry, and then mix with petrol (it will turn whitish and become sticky). Mix with bone meal and fry in chicken fat. It tastes wonderful and will help anyone to sleep well.
Boereraat for malaria: Fill a bath with wet horse dung and boiling water. Put the person in the bath and completely cover him / her with the mixture for at least 20 minutes. Remove the person from the bath and wrap him / her with many blankets.
Boereraat for freckles: Milk a horse and wash the face with the milk twice daily.
Boereraat for cat bite: If a cat bites you, kill it and wrap the warm skin around the wound so that no harm further befalls you.

Baie interresant. Watter boererate ken julle…?


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Die eingste boereraat wat ek ken is, witblits! Drink hom skoon en dit help vir alles!

Kommentaar deur unobastardo

/me high five duskant vir die grafieke

awesome.

Kommentaar deur Johan Swarts

Ek luister graag Antoinette Pienaar, 16:30 Vrydae. Sy praat dan op RSG (Amore Bekker se program) oor boererate en kruie.

Ek dink ‘n klomp van die rate van daardie tyd was ‘all in the mind’, maar dan weet ons ook dat die ‘mind’ ‘n powerful ding is.

Kyk dan nou hoe verkoop THE SECRET, en dit gaan ook maar oor die ‘mind’ wat ingestel moet word.

Ek weet pietersielie werk vir ‘n slegte asem…
Suurlemoen maak hoender doeksag…
Boegoe (in brandewyn) verrig wondere vir waterretensie…
Lanolien in skaapwol maak jou hakke sag, as hy heeldag skeersels intrap…

en so kan ek aangaan.

Vandag dink ons dit is vanselfsprekende goed, en hoe ‘du’ moet jy wees om dit nie te weet nie! Maar as jy mooi dink, jaaare terug was daar net die mens en die buurman. Hierdie tipe goed moes maar met tyd uitgevind word, en het die lable ‘Boererate’ gekry.

Eintlik ‘n damn mooi stukkie geskiedenis.

Kommentaar deur skoorblok

Koeksoda help vir amper alles.

Kommentaar deur idiwidi

[…] die gewildste inskrywings (trefslae): Só werk dit: BOERERATE Jurie, Hes en die Geneefse […]

Teruglui deur 1 Jaar: It’s my party and I can braai if I want to… « duskant sutherland

kan iemand my asb inligting gee oor die volgende: Party mense se dat knoffel MIV/gis die virus onderdruk, is dit waar, en hoekom?
Watter 2 kulture gebruik nog plante vir medisyne, kan iemand my dalk 2 voorbeelde gee

Kommentaar deur Naomie

My bloeddruk is geweldig hoog en medikasie wil nie help nie – watter boereraat gaan werk? Ek het iewers gehoor n mens moet rou aartappel eet – hoeveel? Asseblief – my kop is permanent seer.HELP!

Kommentaar deur Joan

Garlic bad Breath – forget about parsley – for bad breath after you have eaten garlic – brush your teeth and eat a raw tomato. Ask someone who has not eaten garlic to smell you and they will confirm NO SMELL!!!!

Anita (Pretoria)

Kommentaar deur Anita

Ek was 2 keer namekaar in die hospitaal vir `n bekskadigde derm(kankerbestraling in 1996)en Dokter reken ek gaan nog baie probleme daarmee he.Ek sien nie kans vir nog operasies,het altesaam al 13kg verloor.Ek`s al 55 jaar oud,dit het `n groot impak op my gehad.Wat kan ek gebruik om die derm gesond te maak?

Kommentaar deur Anton Malherbe

Ek het sopas die eerste keer die webblad besoek en rakende die kanker probleem het ek ‘n resep gekry wat blykbaar kanker genees. Ek wil die hele boodskap stuur dat uself kan lees wat die persoon vertel.
One woman’s story
My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week.
Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months.
THE ARTICLE:
Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer ‘printed in
Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet to health or over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned
of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project We have accumulated a number of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:
Case No. 1,A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting
the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.
THE ARTICLE:
Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer ‘printed in
Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet to health or over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned
of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project We have accumulated a number of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation
without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.
Hier is nog suksesvolle verhale oor die aspersies en kanker mar ek glo bogenoemde verhale vertel die sukses storie. PROBEER DIT, INTEENDEEL IS ASPERSIES BAIE LEKKER. Groete Vic

Kommentaar deur Vic

Beste Anton,
Ongelukkig ken ek nie juis enige van die verdere medisinale indikasies van Boererate nie, ek het maar slegs die literatuurstudie gedoen.
Dalk sal ‘n dokter jou beter kan help 😉 .
Baie sterkte!

Kommentaar deur duskant

Is ek nou geregistreer of nie, lat weet my asb.
VIC

Kommentaar deur Vic

Ek wil weet wat ek kan gebruik vir eelte en litdoorings

Kommentaar deur Joey Peens




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