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Healing with herbs and rituals : a Mexican tradition /
Eliseo "Cheo" Torres ; edited by Timothy L. Sawyer, Jr.
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Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2006.
description
vii, 168 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
0826339611 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780826339614 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2006.
isbn
0826339611 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780826339614 (pbk. : alk. paper)
general note
Includes index.
This volume is a combination with revisions of two of the author's earlier works entitled Folk healer and Green medicine.
catalogue key
5868742
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Healing with Herbs and Ritualsis an herbal remedy-based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of herbalists as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
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Doody's Reviews, October 2007
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"Healing with Herbs and Rituals" is an herbal remedy-based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of herbalists as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico.
Main Description
'Healing with Herbs and Rituals' is an herbal remedy-based understanding of 'curanderismo' and the practice of 'yerberas,' or herbalists, as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Part One, 'Folk Healers and Folk Healing', focuses on individual healers and their procedures. Part Two, 'Green Medicine: Traditional Mexican-American Herbs and Remedies', details traditional Mexican-American herbs and cures. These remedies are the product of centuries of experience in Mexico, heavily influenced by the Moors, Judeo-Christians, and Aztecs, and include everyday items such as lemon, egg, fire, aromatic oil, and prepared water. Symbolic objects such as keys, candles, brooms, and Trouble Dolls are also used. Dedicated, in part, to curanderos throughout Mexico and the American Southwest, 'Healing with Herbs and Rituals' shows us these practitioners are humble, sincere people who have given themselves to improving lives for many decades. Today's holistic health movement has rediscovered the timeless merits of the curanderos' uses of medicinal plants, rituals, and practical advice.
Main Description
Healing with Herbs and Ritualsis an herbal remedy-based understanding of curanderismo and the practice of yerberas, or herbalists, as found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Part One, "Folk Healers and Folk Healing," focuses on individual healers and their procedures. Part Two, "Green Medicine: Traditional Mexican-American Herbs and Remedies," details traditional Mexican-American herbs and cures. These remedies are the product of centuries of experience in Mexico, heavily influenced by the Moors, Judeo-Christians, and Aztecs, and include everyday items such as lemon, egg, fire, aromatic oil, and prepared water. Symbolic objects such as keys, candles, brooms, and Trouble Dolls are also used. Dedicated, in part, to curanderos throughout Mexico and the American Southwest, Healing with Herbs and Ritualsshows us these practitioners are humble, sincere people who have given themselves to improving lives for many decades. Today's holistic health movement has rediscovered the timeless merits of the curanderos' uses of medicinal plants, rituals, and practical advice.
Table of Contents
Folk healers and folk healingp. 1
A brief history of curanderismop. 5
The curanderop. 9
Ailmentsp. 13
The ritualsp. 21
Folk beliefsp. 31
Don Pedrito Jaramillop. 36
Nino Fidenciop. 42
Teresitap. 47
Modern curanderosp. 58
Fusing traditional and modern medicinep. 65
Further reading pertaining to curanderismop. 69
Green medicine : traditional Mexican-American herbs and remediesp. 75
Green medicine : an introductionp. 79
A brief history of green medicinep. 85
Where to get the herbsp. 89
Preparing herbs for usep. 92
A few cautionsp. 94
Important termsp. 97
Keeping green medicine alivep. 102
Further reading pertaining to green medicinep. 104
Spanish language listing of plant namesp. 109
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