Humans of Kurdistan
The "Humans Of Kurdistan" project aims to present the cultural diversity of the country. A look at the faces but also the stories that lie behind each of them.

October 4, 2020

“When we used to get the flu or cold, my mother used mix some herbs and boil them in water. This made me wonder how it could be possible that some wild herbs could heal illness. From there on, I started herb treatment business and that has been my work for 20 years now.
My first patient had an excruciating pain in the stomach, and I was able to treat his pain, and he came back and brought me a gift. He brought me three books, and told me to choose whichever I want. One of the books were by Abdulrahman Al-Siuti, and it dated 150 years back where he wrote about all the herbs and flowers that could be used to treat illness and their benefits.”

“I spent most of my days reading that book, and I was learning about all the types of the herbs. Then, I used to visit the herb shops and to buy the herbs I needed and was making experiments with them.
Thankfully, now I can diagnose diseases and find the right treatments for them. So far I have treated many different diseases and have gotten a great return. I was once at a friend’s house by accident, someone who was there had kidney stones and their doctor had told them that they have to do an operation, and they weren’t financially capable to do it either. I diagnosed him, then gave him a treatment. After a while, when they had went back to the doctor for a check up, the doctor had been amazed and asked where the stones had left.”