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Latino Folk Medicine: Healing Herbal…

Latino Folk Medicine: Healing Herbal Remedies from Ancient Traditions

by Anthony DeStefano

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Camphor for asthma . . . Guajava for skin care . . . Eucalyptus for bronchitis . . . Dragon's Blood for wounds . . . Cat's Claw for arthritis. . . .

The Latino folk pharmacopoeia is one of the largest and richest on earth. Drawing on a centuries-old culture of healing tradition, informed by a deep reverence for history, this marvelous resource gives a vivid, balanced look at Latino folk medicine as practiced across America. Inside you will meet the lay healers, curanderes, who prescribe for the sick, visit the botanicas that sell hundreds of medicinal plant products, and learn all about the folk remedy tradition, including how

¸  GINGER can soothe an upset stomach
¸  ANISE keeps colic under control
¸  KALALLO BUSH treats the common cold
¸  EMBAUBA works as an astringent on dry skin

Each botanical profile lists the scientific and common name, where the plant is grown and its physical characteristics, traditional uses, availability and dosage, and contraindications and special precautions. It is important to note that herbs should only be taken with the consultation of your physician.

Welcome to the world of the yerba buena ("good herb"), where scientists are finding new hope for chronic disease and ordinary folk are discovering new possibilities for better health and well-being!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:47 -0400)

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