African American Herbalism

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African American Herbalism

Lucretia VanDyke
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A practical guide to healing plants and folk traditions.

In this book Lucretia VanDyke takes us through the origins of herbal practices rooted in African American tradition. From its beginnings in ancient Egypt to modern day America this book provides a unique lens through which we view herbalism.  Through chapters dedicated to the important contributions of women of color in the American South, we are given the opportunity to learn herbal secrets that have otherwise been lost through oral history. Other focuses include growing and using your own herbs, spiritual bathing, and recipes for healing soul foods.

About the author: One of the foremost experts on Southern folk healing arts, Lucretia integrates rituals, plant spirit medicine, holistic food/herbal medicine, and ancestor reverence into people’s practices.