Bhutanese women lounge in herbal baths in the traditional medicinal hospital in Thimphu, Bhutan, July 30, 2007. Bhutanese are very spiritual people, and often rely on traditional healers and herbs, rather than modern medicine, to treat illness, even though the government is pushing to provide modern medicinal facilities for all citizens. These herbal baths have more than 30 herbs, and are often used for the treatment of piles, skin disease, arthritis, joint problems, among other problems.  

[Lynsey Addario © – , BHUTAN]


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