Good for What Ails You (DVD)

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Healing secrets of the Cajuns, Creoles, and Bayou Indians… A documentary by Glen Pitre and Nicole Falgoust. At the dawn of the 21st century, there are still pockets of traditional folkways in Louisiana’s bayous where alligator grease relieves asthma, a buried potato cures warts, and “smoking a baby” eases the pain of colic. This documentary by Glen Pitre and Nicole Falgoust takes viewers to a world where faith healing, herbal remedies and ritual magic are still an everyday occurrence. It follows respected traiteurs (in English, “treaters”) as they gather wild teas, brew home-made cough syrup, invoke the saints at their home altars, and most of all, heal the sick. 56 minutes