Kingston, Jamaica
University of the West Indies Press
Jamaican folk medicine :a source of healing
9766401233
9789766401238
228 pages
Caribbean Cultural Studies
Traditional medicine - Jamaica.
Medicinal plants - Jamaica.
Traditional medicine - Africa.
Medicinal plants - Africa.
Contents6
Preface7
Introduction12
1. The Social Historical Context25
2. The Ethnic Dimension44
3. African and African-Jamaican Religions68
4. Aetiology and Illness90
5. Folk Medical Practitioners115
6. Treatments and Health Care134
7. The Nature of Healing Herbs154
8. Conclusion192
Appendix201
Notes205
References217