In their customs and mystical rituals of the population of the African continent often used water treatment works. The water around them was considered sacred. In almost all countries, where there was sand, tore a hole in it in the likeness of the human body, build in the pit of fire from small knots. After it removed the remains of the fire, put the dry hot sand and lay useful for the organism leaves and grass all depended on what someone hurts. Sometimes, instead of the fire pit poured boiling water.
Lie down in a pit, and from the top and laid on himself herbs and poured on the body of the red-hot in the sun sand. Time spent in such a bath determined by the state of health of the person, who is treated.