Travel & Exploration

USA, Black Mountains of South Dakota Beginning in the early 1950s, Alfred Vogel journeyed throughout the United States. Here, Alfred meets with Oglala Lakota Indian Chief Ben Black Elk, the man credited with introducing Alfred Vogel to the purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Alfred porvides an account of meeting Chief Black Elk in the May 1964 issue of the magazine, Gesundheits-Nachrichten.  Trip to the Black Mountains of South Dakota with Mrs. Vogel to meet with the Oglala Lakota Indian Chief, whose grandfather fought against Buffalo Bill (Cody): " the summer and autumn, my family and I journeyed deep into Indian territory, covering over 5,000 km."
Europe In 1919, at the age of 17, Alfred Vogel made his first trip to Italy. He travelled tirelessly all over the world throughout his life to study medicinal plants and different lifestyles. Often, Alfred gave talks, and made contacts with other advocates of naturopathy and herbal medicine.
Japan, Hong Kong, Korea From June to October 1961 Alfred Vogel traveled to Japan, Hong Kong and Korea. While on this trip, he also visited India. "The first time I visited Japan, I could feel the burgeoning of the country's suppressed vitality, both economically and above all industrially" Gesundheits-Nachrichten, 9.1974.

Image: Two Korean women, cover photo of "Gesundheits-Nachrichten" 2.1964. Photo: Ruth Vogel.
Kalahari Desert 1965–1969: On various trips to the Kalahari desert, Alfred researched the effects of the plant, Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) on rheumatic complaints.
Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand 1969: On a lecturing tour through Australia, New Zealnd and Tasmaia, Alfred Vogel traveled to speak about the benefits of natural products. He appeared on popular radio progams as well as television. 


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