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Latino Folk Medicine: Healing Herbal Remedies from Ancient Traditions
Anthony M. DeStefano (au)
The Latin folk pharmacopoeia is one of the largest & richest on earth. Drawing on a centuries-old culture of healing traditions, this guide offers a balanced look at Latino folk med. as practiced across America. You will meet the lay healers, “curanderos,” who prescribe for the sick, visit the “botanicas” that sell hundreds of medicinal plant products, & learn all about the folk remedy tradition, incl. 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 & common names, where the plant is grown & its physical characteristics, traditional uses, availability & dosages, & contraindications & special precautions.
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