Mal de Aire

"El Mal de Aire" or "bad air" is a folk illness in Mexico affecting children and adults alike. It is believed that if cold or nighttime air enters into a body, it may cause pain or discomfort affecting different areas and causing pains, like muscle spasm, backpain, or even cold symptoms.

" El Mal de Aire" is believed to be cured by "sweeping" the affected person with a bouquet of aromatic herbs, starting at the head and finishing at the feet. In some other instances the person affected may be treated with baths and an intake of teas.

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