African American Herbalism Book

African American Herbalism

  • Author : Lucretia VanDyke
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 13,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646043750


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Discover the roots of modern-day herbal remedies, plant medicine, holistic rituals, natural recipes, and more that were created by African American herbal healers throughout history. This first-of-its-kind herbal guide takes you through the origins of herbal practices rooted in African American tradition—from Ancient Egypt and the African tropics to the Caribbean and the United States. Inside you’ll find the stories of herbal healers like Emma Dupree and Henrietta Jeffries, who made modern American herbalism what it is today. After rediscovering the forgotten legacies of these healers, African American Herbalism dives into the important contributions they made to the world of herbalism, including: Rituals for sacred bathing and skin care Herbal tinctures, potions, and medicine Recipes for healing meals and soul food And more! You’ll also find a comprehensive herbal guide to the most commonly used herbs—such as aloe, lavender, sage, sassafras, and more—alongside gorgeous botanical illustrations. African American Herbalism is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to explore the medicinal and healing properties of herbs.

Working the Roots Book

Working the Roots

  • Author : Michele Elizabeth Lee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN 10 : 0692857877


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"Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing" is an engaging study of the traditional healing arts that have sustained African Americans across the Atlantic ocean for four centuries down through today. Complete with photographs and illustrations, a medicines, remedies, and hoodoo section, interviews and stories.

African American Slave Medicine Book
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African American Slave Medicine

  • Author : Herbert C. Covey
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • File Size : 17,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-09-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780739131275


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African-American Slave Medicine offers a critical examination of how African-American slaves medical needs were addressed during the years before and surrounding the Civil War. Drawing upon ex-slave interviews conducted during the 1930s and 1940s bythe Works Project Administration (WPA), Dr. Herbert C. Covey inventories many of the herbal, plant, and non-plant remedies used by African-American folk practitioners during slavery. He demonstrates how active the slaves were in their own medical care and the important role faith played in the healing process. This book links each referenced plant or herb to modern scientific evidence to determine its actual worth and effects on the patients. Through his study, Dr. Covey unravels many of the complex social relationships found between the African-American slaves, Whites, folk practitioners, and patients. African-American Slave Medicine is a compelling and captivating read that will appeal to scholars of African-American history and those interestedin folk medicine.

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition Book
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Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

  • Author : Maurice M. Iwu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • File Size : 12,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014-02-04
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 506
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466571983


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With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

The Spiritual Herbalism Companion   FIVE BELOW Book

The Spiritual Herbalism Companion FIVE BELOW

  • Author : Karen M. Rose
  • Publisher : Fair Winds Press
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760371800


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Guided by leading Black herbalistKaren Rose, discover how to harness the magic of plants and diasporic ancestral practices in remedies and ritual. Master Herbalist Karen Rose is a first-generation immigrant from Guyana with ancestors from Ghana, the Congo, China, and India who continues her grandmother’s legacy as a healer and herbalist. In The Art & Practice of Spiritual Herbalism, she shares her wisdom on how to partner plants and rituals to guide the process of self-healing. As you alleviate physical symptoms and heal emotional and spiritual imbalances, you will see how plants can help you stand in your power, strengthen your intuition, and provide protection. This guide to harnessing the power of plants is a practical tool for working through the symptoms of body disease and the underlying emotional and spiritual issues. Organized by major body systems—circulatory, respiratory, digestive, liver, sexual, skin, nervous systems, and immune health—The Art & Practice of Spiritual Herbalism gives a brief overview of the physical mechanisms of the system, the spiritual correspondences associated with that system, and the plants, remedies, and rituals that can be used to bring oneself back to healing and balance. Accompanied by beautiful color illustrations of the plants, the organs they affect, and their related spirits, or orishas, each plant profile includes: Botanical and pharmacological information Planetary correspondences Ethnobotanical and historical use Healing properties and indications Methods of preparation and dosage Applying this herbal wisdom, the recipes include: 4th Chakra Heart Oil for healing a broken heart, also helpful for healing generational trauma Inspired Sleep and Dreams Tea to inspire dreams Breathe Easy Steam to improve respiratory health Immunity Chai Tea to fight off cold and flu viruses Laying Hands Stomach and Womb Oil for indigestion and menstrual discomfort A Castor Oil Pack for Liver Health to remove pain and swelling from sprain

Guide to Afro Cuban Herbalism Book

Guide to Afro Cuban Herbalism

  • Author : Dalia Quiros-Moran
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-12
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 698
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438980973


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Guide to Afro-Cuban Herbalism is aimed to serve as a reference tool for practitioners of the various african based traditions such as Afro-Cuban Orisha/Ifa Worship, Vodou, Camdomble, et al. This book provides extensive information on the medicinal, religious and magical uses of 700 plants.

Working Cures Book

Working Cures

  • Author : Sharla M. Fett
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • File Size : 19,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 080785378X


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Working Cures explores black health under slavery showing how herbalism, conjuring, midwifery and other African American healing practices became arts of resistance in the antebellum South and invoked conflicts.

Natural Health for African Americans Book
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Natural Health for African Americans

  • Author : Marcellus A. Walker
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • File Size : 10,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2008-12-14
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446554275


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Natural approaches to maintaining or restoring overall well being. Chapters are devoted to the health concerns of particular importance to African-Americans such as heart disease & diabetes.

Sticks  Stones  Roots   Bones Book
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Sticks Stones Roots Bones

  • Author : Stephanie Rose Bird
  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN 10 : 0738702757


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Tracing the magical roots of "hoodoo" back to West Africa, the author provides a history of this nature-based healing tradition and offers practical advice on how to apply hoodoo magic to everyday life.

African American Folk Healing Book

African American Folk Healing

  • Author : Stephanie Mitchem
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • File Size : 7,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007-07-01
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814757321


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The second volume of Jina·ratna's thirteenth-century The Epitome of Queen Lilávati completes his story. Embodied souls undergo all too human adventures in a succession of lives, as they advance to final release. The primary purpose of Jain narrative literature was to edify lay people through amusement; consequently the stories are racy, and in some cases the moralizing element is rather tenuous. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit

Folk Wisdom and Mother Wit Book

Folk Wisdom and Mother Wit

  • Author : Arvilla Payne-Jackson
  • Publisher : Praeger
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015033117758


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This book combines historical biography with a focus on the role of the practitioner in the folk health-care system, and ethnobotany, including a description of the active ingredients of the herbs used in African American herbal medicine. The contributions of European Colonial, American Indian, and African practices to the development of contemporary African American folk medicine are discussed. In addition to showing John Lee's approach to folk medicine, the volume provides descriptions and illustrations of the main herbs used. Folk Wisdom and Mother Wit provides a basic historical framework and background to the continuing viability of a folk medical system based on a pluralism combining biomedicine and traditional health care. As such, it will be of value to scholars and students of medical anthropology as well as Black Studies.

The Wild Medicine Solution Book

The Wild Medicine Solution

  • Author : Guido Masé
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 11,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013-03-24
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620551516


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Restoring the use of wild plants in daily life for vibrant physical, mental, and spiritual health • Explains how 3 classes of wild plants--aromatics, bitters, and tonics--are uniquely adapted to work with our physiology because we coevolved with them • Provides simple recipes to easily integrate these plants into meals as well as formulas for teas, spirits, and tinctures • Offers practical examples of plants in each of the 3 classes, from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate As people moved into cities and suburbs and embraced modern medicine and industrialized food, they lost their connection to nature, in particular to the plants with which humanity coevolved. These plants are essential components of our physiologies--tangible reminders of cross-kingdom signaling--and key not only to vibrant physical health and prevention of illness but also to soothing and awakening the troubled spirit. Blending traditional herbal medicine with history, mythology, clinical practice, and recent findings in physiology and biochemistry, herbalist Guido Masé explores the three classes of plants necessary for the healthy functioning of our bodies and minds--aromatics, bitters, and tonics. He explains how bitter plants ignite digestion, balance blood sugar, buffer toxicity, and improve metabolism; how tonic plants normalize the functions of our cells and nourish the immune system; and how aromatic plants relax tense organs, nerves, and muscles and stimulate sluggish systems, whether physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual. He reveals how wild plants regulate our heart variability rate and adjust the way DNA is read by our cells, controlling the self-destructive tendencies that lead to chronic inflammation or cancer. Offering examples of ancient and modern uses of wild plants in each of the 3 classes--from aromatic peppermint to bitter dandelion to tonic chocolate--Masé provides easy recipes to integrate them into meals as seasonings and as central ingred

Wild Witchcraft Book

Wild Witchcraft

  • Author : Rebecca Beyer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-05-10
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982185633


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Learn how to cultivate your own magical garden, begin your journey with folk herbalism, and awaken to your place in nature through practical skills from an experienced Appalachian forager and witch. Witchcraft is wild at heart, calling us into a relationship with the untamed world around us. Through the power of developing a relationship with plants, a witch—beginner or experienced—can practice their art more deeply and authentically by interacting with the beings that grow around us all. Bridging the gap between armchair witchcraft and the hedge witches of old, Wild Witchcraft empowers you to work directly with a wide variety of plants and trees safely and sustainably. With Wild Witchcraft, Rebecca Beyer draws from her years of experience as an Appalachian witch and forager to give you a practical guide to herbalism and natural magic that will share: -The history of witchcraft and Western herbalism -How to create and maintain your own herbal garden -Recipes for tinctures, teas, salves, and other potions to use in rites and rituals -Spells, remedies, and rituals created with the wild green world around you, covering a range of topics, from self-healing to love to celebrating the turning of the seasons -And much more! Wild Witchcraft welcomes us home to the natural world we all dwell in by exploring practical folk herbal and magical rites grounded in historical practices and a sustainable, green ethic.

The Healing Power of African American Spirituality Book

The Healing Power of African American Spirituality

  • Author : Stephanie Rose Bird
  • Publisher : Hampton Roads Publishing
  • File Size : 9,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-02-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612834672


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The essential resource and guide to African American spirituality and traditions. This is a fabulous resource for anyone who wants to understand African American spirituality, shamanism, and indigenous spiritual practices and beliefs. It is designed to be informative while providing hands-on recipes, rituals, projects, and resources to help you become an active participant in its wonderfully soulful traditions. Inside you will find: 1. A celebration of healing, magic, and the divination traditions of ancient African earth-based spirituality 2. An explanation of how these practices have evolved in contemporary African American culture 3. A potpourri of recipes, rituals, and resources that you can use to heal your life Among the topics covered: African spiritual practices of Santeria, Obeah, Lucumi, Orisa, and Quimbois Hoodoo—and how to use it to improve your health Ancient healing rituals and magical recipes of Daliluw Talking drums, spiritual dancing, clapping, tapping, singing, and changing Power objects, tricks and mojo bags, and herbal remedies Previously published as The Big Book of Soul.

Ashkenazi Herbalism Book

Ashkenazi Herbalism

  • Author : Deatra Cohen
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • File Size : 9,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-04-06
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781623175450


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The definitive guide to medicinal plant knowledge of Ashkenazi herbal healers, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Until now, the herbal traditions of the Ashkenazi people have remained unexplored and shrouded in mystery. Ashkenazi Herbalism rediscovers the forgotten legacy of the Jewish medicinal plant healers who thrived in eastern Europe's Pale of Settlement, from their beginnings in the Middle Ages through the modern era. Including the first materia medica of 25 plants and herbs essential to Ashkenazi folk medicine, this essential guide sheds light on the preparations, medicinal profiles, and applications of a rich but previously unknown herbal tradition--one hidden by language barriers, obscured by cultural misunderstandings, and nearly lost to history. Written for new and established practitioners, it offers illustrations, provides information on comparative medicinal practices, and illuminates the important historical and cultural contexts that gave rise to eastern European Jewish herbalism. Part I introduces a brief history of the Ashkenazim and provides an overview of traditional eastern European medicine. Part II offers descriptions of predominantly Jewish towns in the Pale, their many native plants, and the remedies applied by indigenous healers to treat a range of illnesses. This materia medica names each plant in Yiddish, English, Latin, and other relevant languages. Ashkenazi Herbalism also details a brief history of medicine; the roles of the Ba'alei shem, Feldshers, Opshprekherins, midwives, and brewers; and the seferot.