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Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition

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Published by Dodd Printers in Miami, FL .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages66
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Open LibraryOL9190699M
ISBN 109768108789
ISBN 109789768108784

Get print book. No eBook available. ; Barnes&; Go to Google Play Now» Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition. Martha Hanna-Smith. M. Hanna-Smith, - Materia medica, Vegetable - 66 pages. 0 Reviews. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Bibliographic information. Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital projects include the Wayback Machine, and

  Veteran educator Martha Hanna-Smith is sure to increase the number of people who do know about the tradition of bush medicine with the publication of her book "Bush Medicine: A Bahamian Folk Tradition," a labour of love that has been almost 30 years in the making. Religion, Myth & Folklore in Bahamas Many different factors contributed to the formation of a potent and vital body of myths within The Bahamas. Among the strongest factors were the nation's unusual geography, its noteworthy history, and the often turbulent mingling of g: Bush Medicine.

In the Bahamas we called this plant "Mother-In-Law's Tongue" because once it gets started, you can't get rid if it! The color pattern on this stemless plant resembles the skin of a snake. Following the "Doctrine of Signatures" this also indicates one of its uses in bush medicine: For snakebite! Buy Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition by Martha Hanna-Smith online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $5, Shop now.


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Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition Download PDF EPUB FB2

These plants have been used safely and effectively for over years in the Bahamas and indeed in many parts of the world. The back cover shows testimonies for Bush Medicine. Ailments such as, colds, blood pressure, diabetes,constipation, heart disease, virility in Author: Martha Hanna-Smith.

Bush Medicine of the Bahamas is the result of extensive ethnobotanical and scientific research on medicinal plants in the Bahamas. In it won the Mary W. Klinger award as outstanding book of the year. Approximately 45% of the pages of the book consist of the chapter titled Materia Medica which includes therapeutic by: 2.

Bahamian bush medicine Mrs. through Leslie Higgs’s book Bush Medicine in the Bahamas (). Though long out of print, her book has been a major reference for much of the literature written on Bahamian bush medicine.

Mrs. Higgs noted that at no time during her research did she find any indication that voodoo or obeah had. Bush Medicine of the Bahamas: A Cross-cultural Perspective from San Salvador Island, including Pharmacology and Oral Histories Jeffrey Holt McCormack, Kathleen Maier, and Patricia B.

Wallens Foreword by Gary Paul Nabhan. pages with illustrations ( in color), large hardcover (" x 9" x 1") Hardcover: $ E-book: $ "We discovered that the knowledge of bush medicine is also held mostly by the elders, now in their 70’s and 80’s.

They are the last living repositories of a unique system of plant medicine " Profit from book sales is used to support on-going bush medicine research on South Andros, Bahamas.

This book, a comprehensive treatment of Bahamian bush medicine, is dedicated to the preservation and continued use of this knowledge before it is lost. Chapters explore the cultural roots Author: Edith Gibson. This tradition, called "bush medicine" was brought to the Bahamas by African slaves and gained importance in the out islands where doctors were rarely available.

Cat Islanders, have the reputation for longevity. They attribute bush medicine with keeping them healthy. Nearly plants in the islands of the Bahamas have been used to cure many File Size: KB.

Bush Medicine in Bahamian Folk Tradition by Martha Hanna-Smith,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. The evergreen tree originates in central american rain-forests, is quick growing and oddly drought resistant.

There is a stick white resin that comes out the bark and the stem of the sapodilly known as chicle and used to be used as a chewing gum by the Aztecs. Bush Medicine in the Bahamas Seven Man Strength The Bush Medicine culture in the Bahamas has possibly two origins: West African and American Indians.

Both of these two groups had a strong sense of the use of nature and “bush” in their culture. Both groups came to the Bahamas around the ’s and ’s.

- Bush Medicine and Bush Tea. See more ideas about Bahamas, Medicine, Bush pins. We’ve talked a lot about bush teas and their amazing medicinal purposes, but Abaco Neem proves that bush teas aren’t the end-all to Bahamian bush remedies.

Though traditionally, teas were the solution to most ailments, Abaco Neem has taken one super-plant’s healing properties to the next level here in The Bahamas by producing oils, soaps, salves, shampoos and conditioners, lotions.

Bahamian Bush Medicine: Fact or Folklore The practice of bush medicine in The Bahamas is shrouded in mystery. This literature review is not an attempt to verify or disclaim the beliefs as to the authenticity of the healing powers of native plants but rather to give a brief informative overview of the rich cultural heritage of the Bahamian people.

Bush Medicine Medicinal Herbs, Trees and Plants of The Bahamas Before modern medicine developed laboratory drugs, our ancestors all over the world used herbs and weeds for health. In many parts of the world today, they are the only treatment available and sometimes work better than manufactured drugs.

Many plants exhibit the “Doctrine of Signatures” [ ]. The book, Bush Medicine of the Bahamas,and the companion videos provide details of the healers' practices as well as glimpses of the culture of San Salvador Island and other islands of the Bahamas. So, until I, and other researchers can return, I am working on the second book on the bush medicine of South Andros.

I have enough material to write the second book, but I am hoping that I can do some more interviews on South Andros in the ers: Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

Bush Medicine IN BAHAMIAN FOLK TRADITION by Martha Hannah-Smith,Dodd Printers edition, Paperback in English - 1st editionPages:   This page book, Bush Medicine of the Bahamas- A Cross-cultural Perspective from San Salvador Island, features a unique multi-dimensional approach.

In addition to a list of over medicinal plants, it includes pharmacological notes, oral histories, and cross-cultural uses of Bahamian medicinal plants. Bush Medicine of the Bahamas is a video series based on a four-year research project in the Bahamas.

Portions of the video transcripts (as well as audio tran. New Book, "Bush Medicine of the Bahamas," Preserves Knowledge of Bahamian Traditional Medicine and Tropical Plants Used to Treat Common Ailments and Diseases Share Article Ethnobotanist, Jeffrey H.

McCormack, Ph.D., announces the release of his new book, “Bush Medicine of the Bahamas.”. This book, a comprehensive treatment of Bahamian bush medicine, is dedicated to the preservation and continued use of this knowledge before it is lost. Chapters explore the cultural roots.This book, a comprehensive treatment of Bahamian bush medicine, is dedicated to the preservation and continued use of this knowledge before it is lost.

Chapters explore the cultural roots, principles, and practice of bush medicine. The Materia Medica covers medicinal plants, including details of administration and dosage, pharmacology, and cross cultural uses; non-botanical remedies are.The title of our next book is tentatively "Bush Medicine of the Bahamas: Further Explorations of Bahamian Bush Medicine".

I have gathered quite a bit of history of South Andros, and conducted some bush medicine interviews there, but have been very disappointed not to find enough elders to interview whose knowledge has not been influenced by bush medicine knowledge on other Bahamian islands.