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African American Herbalism

by Lucretia VanDyke Author

In this practical guide to herbal remedies, discover the traditions of African American folk healing and plant medicine and the ways that these folkways have evolved and changed as they've arrived in new places. From the Caribbean to the United States, learn about the histories of herbalism and the stories of people like Emma Dupree and Henrietta Jeffries, who shaped and molded the practice of herbalism in the Americas today. With history and practical advice for whipping up your own herbal remedies, you'll learn how to make tinctures, potions, medicines, and even delicious and nutritious meals. A must-read for students of herbalism curious about the history of the practice in the Americas.