Earth and Spirit: Medicinal Plants and Healing Lore from Puerto Rico


A Caribbean adventure in botanical and spirit healing!  Lively, practical, and deeply personal, this book is filled with the voices of Puerto Rican people who know, love and work with medicinal plants and island-based earth lore. Celebrating the Puerto Rican tradition of botanical medicine as it was practiced up to the 1980's, interviews feature traditional curanderos, a granny midwife, spiritual healers, natural beauticians, rural moms whose medicine came from their back yards, and others. The author's foreword and epilogue place the work in cultural and ecological contexts, and botanical and subject indices make this a valuable reference work. All remedies are presented in an extensive recipe section organized by health condition (from A -alcohol addiction- to W -warts). Earth and Spirit inspires love and respect for the living world of plants and for the resourceful people of Puerto Rico who keep the tradition alive. A timeless and beautiful experience, thought-provoking, fun, and useful.

Año: 2019 | Páginas: 290