Curing domestic animals


The Gende people at Yandera in upper Chimbu Valley, New Guinea, feed a naturally occurring substance called mondono to pigs to increase fertility, cure illness and increase fat production. Mondono is a whitish powder containing less than 1.5 percent organic matter; it is mainly quartz, with some gibbsite, chlorite, albite, and muscovite in diminishing proportions.

Healing illness
Infected animals
Type Classification:
G: Very Specific strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land