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By Stephanie Mitchem

ISBN-10: 0814757316

ISBN-13: 9780814757314

ISBN-10: 0814757324

ISBN-13: 9780814757321

Cure a nosebleed via keeping a silver area at the again of the neck. deal with an earache with candy oil drops. put on plant roots to maintain from catching colds. inside many African American households, these kind of practices proceed at the present time, woven into the material of black tradition, frequently communicated via ladies. Such folks practices form the techniques approximately therapeutic which are subtle all through African American groups and are expressed in myriad methods, from religion therapeutic to creating a mojo.

Stephanie Y. Mitchem provides a desirable learn of African American therapeutic. She sheds gentle on numerous folks practices and strains their improvement from the time of slavery in the course of the nice Migrations. She explores how they've got persisted into the current and their dating with replacement medicinal drugs. via conversations with black americans, she demonstrates how herbs, charms, and rituals proceed folks therapeutic performances. Mitchem indicates that those practices aren't easily approximately therapeutic; they're associated with expressions of religion, delineating points of a holistic epistemology and pointing to disjunctures among African American perspectives of health and affliction and people of the tradition of institutional medicine.

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