The aboriginal population, a few generations ago, lived in autarky, in perfect harmony with nature. According to their stories their life expectancy records could reach two hundred years !
They were the custodians of Āyurvedic medicine, gathering, and cultivating medicinal plants for Āyurvedic doctors and surgeons, having inherited of a huge phyto therapeutic, lithological and "alicament food" sort of combination of food and drug, pharmacopoeia
Today they are still protectors and regulators of the biodiversity of the jungles, savannas and forests that they roam by clearing them, fertilizing the soil through the practice of micro-burns and promoting the reseeding of food and medicinal herbs.
Precious semi-wild agriculture for food security
The Ādivāsī-s follow a unique semi-wild agriculture tradition which is the only way for all seeds to be genetically enhanced and thus provide a maximum and optimal amount of nutrients.
Aboriginal agriculture and its derived practices are the only ones able to overcome the current problems of genetic mutations of the varieties cultivated and their corollary of nutritional impoverishment, of decrease of the resistance of the plants to the insects and the micro-organisms ...
One of the most well-known manifestations of this problem is the problem of intolerance and increasing food allergies. A large part of the world's population also suffers from a deficiency of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals). This is often called "hidden hunger" because there is not necessarily a visible sign. This problem affects two billion people around the world (source: FAO 2014). (1)
Thanks to the natural selection of semi-wild agriculture practiced by the aborigines, the nutritional density index of seeds and their therapeutic potentials reinforce over time (instead of decreasing as at present in conventional agriculture and even biological).
Their know-how in terms of food security is recognized by the World Food Security Committee, which in 2017 approved policy recommendations on sustainable forest management for food security and nutrition. Their second recommendation is to: "Recognize and respect the appropriate traditional practices and the essential character of the contribution and indigenous peoples, and local communities and smallholder farmers to the sustainable and integrated management of the lands, forests and trees in agreement with the objectives of food safety and nutrition ".
Learning from their traditional habitat
The ancient researchers of Āyurvedic medicine as those of modern science attest to the therapeutic power of their home (without hormonal disruptors). It is a technique called kuti-praveshika, used in Āyurvedic medicine, which can dramatically regenerate the physiological functions of the body and mind as well as treat serious pathologies. Today this technique is no longer practiced authentically and is threatened to disappear.
(1) FAO and WHO video about hidden hunger: https://youtu.be/T1d6-9a2sxQ