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African American Herbalism & Healing Practices

These books offer a blend of traditional knowledge, cultural history, and practical advice, providing a deeper understanding of the rich heritage of African American herbalism and healing practices.

  1. "Sacred Woman: A Guide to Healing the Feminine Body, Mind, and Spirit" by Queen Afua: This book integrates physical, spiritual, and emotional healing and includes discussions on herbal remedies, alongside diet and spiritual practices.

  2. "Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic: A Materia Magica of African-American Conjure" by Catherine Yronwode: This text is a comprehensive resource on the traditional use of herbs in Hoodoo, an African American system of folk magic.

  3. "African American Folk Healing" by Stephanie Mitchem: This book explores the history and practice of healing in African American communities, touching on the use of herbs as well as other traditional practices.

  4. "Jambalaya: The Natural Woman's Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals" by Luisah Teish: Although not exclusively about herbs, this book by a Yoruba priestess includes discussions on herbal use in rituals and for personal empowerment.

  5. "The Healing Wisdom of Africa: Finding Life Purpose Through Nature, Ritual, and Community" by Malidoma Patrice Somé: This book offers insights into African spiritual traditions and healing practices, including the use of herbs.

  6. "Sticks, Stones, Roots & Bones: Hoodoo, Mojo & Conjuring with Herbs" by Stephanie Rose Bird: Focusing on Hoodoo, this book covers a range of topics including herbal remedies, spells, and traditional practices.

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Popular books about herbs generally focus on their culinary, medicinal, and therapeutic uses. Here's a list of well-regarded titles in this area: 1. "The Complete Herbs Sourcebook" by David Hoffmann:


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