Natalia Zemna

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Natalia Zemna
Born Natalia Petrivna Yushchenko
(1942-01-05)5 January 1942
Krekhaiv, Chernihiv Oblast, URSR, (now Ukraine)
Citizenship  Ukraine
Nationality Ukrainian
Fields Herbalism
Folk medicine
Ecology movement
Institutions The Green Planet Naturopathy Association
Alma mater Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts,
Moscow Literature Institute,
Kyiv Alternative Medicine Institute
Known for Herbalism
Notable awards

Order of Merit (Ukraine),
Order of St. Equal-to-the-apostles prince Vladimir,
International humanitarian Pushkin society award winner,
First laureate of Eupraxia prize,

Vernadsky prize

Natalia Zemna (real name - Natalia Petrivna Zubytska, maiden name - Yushchenko)[1]), was born on 5 January 1942 in Krekhaiv, Chernihiv Oblast, URSR, (now Ukraine). She is a Ukrainian herbalist[2] and healer. She also serves as a president of The Green Planet Naturopathy Association.

Biography and education[edit]

Born on 5 January 1942 in the village of Krekhaiv, situated in Chernihiv Oblast, URSR, Natalia Zemna was raised in the family of traditional herbalists and wildcrafters, and thus became interested in the world of plants from the early age. She obtained her first knowledge of medicinal plants from her mother and grandmother.[3][4] She graduated from three higher education institutions: Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts (1979), Moscow Literature Institute (1981) and Kyiv Alternative Medicine Institute (1994). Additionally, she took specialized courses in the Ukrainian Folk Medicine Association.

An unlucky occurrence in Natalia Zemna's private life became a powerful incentive to her deep scientific research in the field of herbology. Already middle-aged, she was diagnosed with a complicated heart condition, which, according to the doctors of the conventional medicine, required urgent surgery. Unwilling to have on operation, Natalia intuitively started self-administering herbal remedies and soon recovered.[5][6] Having married Danylo Nykyforovych Zubytsky, a hereditary healer in the third generation, Natalia started to work in the Apothecary of Folk Medicine (Apteka narodnykh likiv) in 1991.

In 2011 she starred in the made-for-YouTube[7] documentary series Zemna Styhija (English: The Earth Element) about the healing power of plants. A year later Natalia Zemna's official website called Privet, Internet! (English: Hello, Internet) launched.[8][9]

To attract more young people to her official website Natalia Zemna jointly with the Italian record producer Hangm_n recorded track "Dance for Health!"[10] - dubstep variation on a theme of the Ukrainian folk song "Tsvite Teren" (English: "Blackthorn Blossoms"). Video premiere took place on 14 August 2012.

In the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election Zemna (under her own name) was a candidate for the party Green Planet in constituency 121;[11] but she lost there and thus missed parliamentary representation.[12]



  1. ^ «Зелена планета» на чолі з Ющенко іде на вибори - information agency «Western information corporation»
  2. ^ "Наталія Земна радить для лікування засоби народної медицини - Укрінформ
  3. ^ «Наталя ЗЕМНА: «Я ВДЯЧНА СВОЇЙ БАБУСІ НАСТІ ЗА ТЕ, ЩО НАВЧИЛА ВСТАВАТИ ДО СХІД СОНЦЯ» - Інтерв’ю для газети "Українська газета".
  4. ^ Гаряча телефонна лінія з Наталею Земною (Зубицькою) для відвідувачів сайту
  5. ^ «Екологія душі із земним поклоном – до трав і квітів» - Інтерв’ю для газети "Одеські вісті".
  6. ^ Наталя Земна: «Працюю безкоштовно, тому що Божий дар продавати не можна» - Інтерв’ю для газети "Поділля".
  7. ^ Natalia Zemna's Official Youtube Channel
  8. ^ Natalia Zemna's official website (URL #1)
  9. ^ Natalia Zemna's official website (URL #2)
  10. ^ Информационное агентство "Интерфакс-Запад"
  11. ^ (Ukrainian) Candidates, RBC Ukraine
  12. ^ Party of Regions gets 185 seats in Ukrainian parliament, Batkivschyna 101 - CEC, Interfax-Ukraine (12 November 2012)