Hoodoo Medicine: Gullah Herbal Remedies by Faith Mitchell

By Faith Mitchell

Hoodoo medication is a different list of approximately misplaced African-American folks tradition. It files natural medicinal drugs used for hundreds of years, from the 1600s until eventually contemporary many years, via the slaves and later their freed descendants, within the South Carolina Sea Islands. the ocean Island humans, also referred to as the Gullah, have been surprisingly remoted from different slave teams through the creeks and marshes of the Low state. They maintained powerful African affects on their speech, social customs, and ideology, lengthy after different American blacks had misplaced this connection. Likewise, their people medication combined drugs that originated in Africa with treatments realized from the yankee Indians and eu settlers. Hoodoo medication is a window into Gullah traditions, which in recent times were threatened through the migration of households, the invasion of the ocean Islands via suburban builders, and the slow demise of the elder iteration. greater than that, it captures people practices that lasted longer within the Sea Islands than somewhere else, yet have been as soon as common all through African-American groups of the South.

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