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Indigenous Bolivians drink donkey milk to ward off respiratory illnesses

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 30, 2018 12:00

Indigenous Bolivians drink donkey milk to ward off respiratory illnesses

It’s a wonder drug that works miracles on the respiratory system. The Aymaras say it cures the lungs and bolsters the immune system. And it is fast-disappearing from the modern day Bolivian highlands. But one Aymara woman is determined to save the folk practice of drinking donkey milk as a respiratory cure-all. Justina Flores, who is 45-years-old regularly sells donkey milk to a handful of local residents in the city of El Alto. It’s a custom that remains largely secretive, limited to a small group of clients following a tradition passed down from their ancestors. The owner of the donkeys brings the animals to a low-profile El Alto neighbourhood. There, she milks them in front of the clients who drink the milk right away.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor May 30, 2018 12:00

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