Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: ginger

  • The Sufi healers of Sudan: Caring for those without care

    Ahmed Elhag Albany County, New York, United States Traditional medicine has been the dominant form of healthcare for much of human history. To many today, traditional medicine has been reduced to an occasional alternative to be used either in addition to or at times in place of conventional care. However, in several rural and secluded areas…

  • The pains and pleasures of spicy food

    Danielle DalechekNorfolk, Virginia Do you enjoy the painful yet delightful sensation of spicy chili peppers making your mouth feel as if it were on fire? Are you a fan of eating dishes that make your eyes tear and your nose run? If so, it is probably because red pepper contains capsaicin, the substance that gives…