Saturday, June 5, 2010

Earth and Spirit: Medicinal Plants and Healing Lore from Puerto Rico


Earth and Spirit: Medicinal Plants and Healing Lore from Puerto Rico
by Benedetti and Janto






  • Paperback: 286 pages










  • Publisher: Verde Luz; 3 edition (June 1998)










  • Language: English










  • ISBN-10: 0963344013










  • ISBN-13: 978-0963344014









  • This Caribbean adventure in botanical and spirit healing contains interviews with twenty Puerto Rican men and women who know, love and work with medicinal plants and island-based earth lore: traditional , a granny midwife, spiritual healers, natural beauticians, and others. In addition to an animated conversational text, remedies are presented in an extensive reference section organized by health condition ranging from Alcohol Addiction to Warts. The author's foreword and epilogue place this work in cultural and ecological contexts, and all plants are cross referenced in English, Spanish and Latin. A carefully wrought, bilingual subject index adds reference value to this entertaining volume. Earth and Spirit inspires love and respect both for the living world of plants and for the resourceful people of Puerto Rico who keep the tradition alive against formidable odds.
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