African American Folk Healing by Stephanie Mitchum
An wonderful research of African American therapeutic that sheds mild on numerous people practices (herbs, rituals, and charms) and traces their evolution from the time of slavery by the Great Migrations. Mitchum additionally explores how these practices have continued into the present, and their relationship with various medicines.
A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants: Herbal Medicine Past and Present by John Crellin and Jane Philpott
Based on the teachings of southern people herbalist Tommie Bass, this information is a treasury of old-timey natural knowledge and little-used native medicinals. The authors interview Bass and embody his ideas about particular crops verbatim. Additional scholarly commentary consists of some useful particulars about security. Featuring over 700 crops, the e book blends people knowledge with fashionable scientific analysis. An wonderful reference for these within the historic makes use of of herbs.
Working the Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing by Michele Lee
An distinctive overview of the Black and Native American therapeutic fusion that has taken place within the Americas. Features fascinating interviews with conventional healers and natural materia medica.
African Ethnobotany within the Americas edited by Robert Voeks and John Rashford
Provides a complete examination of ethnobotanical information and abilities among the many African diaspora within the Americas, and explores the complicated relationship between plant use and which means among the many descendants of Africans within the New World.
African American Slave Medicine: Herbal and Non-Herbal Treatments by Herbert C. Covey
Covey explores how enslaved African Americans tended to their very own health throughout the years earlier than and surrounding the Civil War. Using interviews with formerly-enslaved people, he paperwork many plant-based and non-plant treatments utilized by African American people practitioners. This e book hyperlinks every referenced plant or herb to fashionable scientific analysis, providing perception concerning the worth and results of those treatments.
African Medicine: A Complete Guide to Yoruba Healing Science and African Herbal Remedies by Dr. Tariq M. Sawandi, PhD
A mix of West African therapeutic knowledge, spirituality, and fashionable science, this e book presents the historical past, philosophy, methodology, and medicinal utilization of African and Caribbean herbs, roots, and gems to handle persistent ailments.
American Indian Healing Arts: Herbs, Rituals, and Remedies for Every Season of Life by E. Barrie Kavasch and Karen Baar
Blends plant lore, historical past, and dwelling custom drawing on a lifetime of research with Native healers by herbalist and ethnobotanist E. Barrie Kavasch. At the center of the e book are greater than 60 easy-to-use natural treatments, plus pointers for assembling a fundamental American Indian drugs chest.
The Cherokee Herbal: Native Plant Medicine from the Four Directions by J.T. Garrett
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Folk Wisdom and Mother Wit: John Lee—An African American Herbal Healer by John Lee and Arvilla Payne-Jackson
This e book consists of ethnobotanical info, illustrations, and materia medica concerning the herbs utilized in African American natural drugs, and explores John Lee’s strategy to people drugs. The contributions of European colonial, American Indigenous, and African practices to the event of up to date African American people drugs are mentioned, in addition to a attainable marriage of biomedicine and conventional health care.
Handbook of African Medicinal Plants by Maurice M. Iwu
A implausible overview of greater than 2,000 species of crops utilized in Indigenous African drugs, accompanied by full-color images and references from over 1,000 publications.
Hoodoo Medicine: Gullah Herbal Remedies by Faith Mitchell
Offers an account of an almost misplaced African American people tradition. Mitchell explores natural medicines used from the 1600s onward by slaves and their freed descendants within the South Carolina Sea Islands. The Gullah’s people drugs mixed African treatments with these realized from Indigenous communities within the US and European settlers.
Iwígara: American Indian Ethnobotanical Traditions and Science by Enrique Salmón
Features 80 crops used for food and drugs by North America’s Indigenous peoples. Salmón affords particulars about plant identification, harvesting, and medicinal makes use of, together with how these crops seem in myths and tales. Beautiful pictures and illustrations.
Leaves of Green: A Handbook of Herbal Remedies by Maude E. Scott
Born in 1918, Maude Scott’s natural training started in early childhood when she helped her father gather and put together natural treatments. Her father, Abraham Lewis, was Cherokee and Kongo, and he realized natural practices from his Indigenous mom. After transferring to Florida along with his household, Lewis traveled all through the state supporting these in want with pure treatments. Scott has adopted in her father’s footsteps, spending a lifetime instructing and dealing with purchasers.
Medicines to Help Us: Traditional Métis Plant Use by Christi Belcourt
An accessible, introductory information to Métis medicinal plant information. Features fascinating beaded botanical artwork and portray, together with 30 high-quality prints.
Native American Ethnobotany Database by Daniel E. Moerman
Thoroughly researched reference for fiber, food, and medicinal makes use of of North American crops by Native peoples. Available for free online. You may also purchase the e book should you choose exhausting copy.
Secret Doctors: Ethnomedicine of African Americans by Wonda L. Fontenot
An exploration of the normal drugs of African Americans within the rural southern United States, specializing in the unique Louisiana Territory and its Indigenous and African American traditions. Fontenot additionally examines present challenges within the US healthcare system comparable to high prices, lack of entry, and patient-doctor ratio, significantly for people of shade and people in rural areas. The various health-care system is introduced as a attainable complement to our fashionable medical system.
Southern Folk Medicine by Phyllis Light
Explores the historical past, lore, therapeutic practices, and evaluation methods of Southern and Appalachian Folk Medicine, written by a Southern Folk Medicine practitioner. Light discusses the commonalities that exist throughout totally different people traditions, in addition to the cultural influences which have formed Southern Folk Medicine. Includes in-depth details about the constitutions and components used on this system, plus steerage on discerning one’s personal structure.
The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine by Dr. David Frawley and Dr. Vasant Lad
Offers an outline of Ayurvedic drugs, plus detailed materia medica for 108 herbs (together with widespread Western and Chinese herbs) from an Ayurvedic perspective. The e book consists of one other 160 herbs, plus useful charts and diagrams.