African Medicine a Guide to Yoruba Divination and Herbal Medicine

African Medicine   a Guide to Yoruba Divination and Herbal Medicine
Author: Sawandi, Tariq M
Publsiher: Scarborough, Ont. : RGL Enterprises
Total Pages: 75
Release: 2002
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0973179902

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African Medicine

African Medicine
Author: Tariq M. Sawandi, Ph.d.
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-06-12
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1548073989

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A combination of West African Healing Wisdom, spirituality, and modern science, presents a self-care healing guide in which Concepts such as Orisha Energies form the basis for diagnosis and treatment of chronic illnesses that most frequently threatened balanced health. The Yoruba people, a tribe in West Africa, are considered to be the oldest herbalists on the planet. After living in ancient benin for a time, they settle in Egypt , bringing with them an herbal, dietary, and healing drum system dating back 75,000 Years BC. Dr. Tariq Sawandi presents Yoruba medicine as a comprehensive system of healthcare that heals the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. Chapters include the history, philosophy, methodology, and medicinal usage of African and Caribbean herbs, Roots, gemstones, and sound to heal cancer, sickle cell anemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and other chronic diseases. This empowering book gives you many approaches to balanced health with easy-to-use charts, diagrams, and tables.

Preventive Therapy in Complimentary Medicine

Preventive Therapy in Complimentary Medicine
Author: Dr. Lumumba Umunna Ubani
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 770
Release: 2011
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781462876853

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Introduction to Ancient Yoruba Divination Systems

Introduction to Ancient Yoruba Divination Systems
Author: Ifabukunmi O. Adewale
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-09-23
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1548544906

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Divination is nothing less than inspiration from the divine using standardized rituals to organize and clarify the uncertain and gain deeper insight into the past, the future, and most especially, the present. Introduction to Ancient Yor�b� Divination Systems reveals the mysteries of traditional Yor�b� divination rituals, allowing the reader to gain access to the insight and wisdom of the Od� If�. Dr. If�b�k�nmi Ọ̀n�ọl�pọ̀ Ad�w�l�, an authority on Yor�b� cultural practices and a Babalawo (mystical adept), guides readers on their spiritual journeys and makes Yor�b� divination practices both understandable and accessible. You'll discover the divination usage of such objects as Guinea pepper, kola nut, bitter nut, coconut, peanut, cowrie shell, sacred palm nut, and divining chain. By carefully bringing these sacred tools into states of spiritual transformation, you can achieve accurate and lucid understanding. An invaluable read for anyone on a personal quest for discovery and meaning, Dr. Ad�w�l�'s examination of ancient Yor�b� divination is of special interest to those in the African diaspora who wish to reconnect with traditional wisdom and ritual of their ancestors. The legendary elders offer divine wisdom; ancient Yor�b� divination will teach you how to listen.


Author: Louis Djisovi Ikukomi Eason
Publsiher: Africa Research and Publications
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2008
Genre: Divination
ISBN: UCSC:32106017040202

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Handbook of African Medicinal Plants Second Edition

Handbook of African Medicinal Plants  Second Edition
Author: Maurice M. Iwu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2014-02-04
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781466571983

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With over 50,000 distinct species in sub-Saharan Africa alone, the African continent is endowed with an enormous wealth of plant resources. While more than 25 percent of known species have been used for several centuries in traditional African medicine for the prevention and treatment of diseases, Africa remains a minor player in the global natural products market largely due to lack of practical information. This updated and expanded second edition of the Handbook of African Medicinal Plants provides a comprehensive review of more than 2,000 species of plants employed in indigenous African medicine, with full-color photographs and references from over 1,100 publications. The first part of the book contains a catalog of the plants used as ingredients for the preparation of traditional remedies, including their medicinal uses and the parts of the plant used. This is followed by a pharmacognostical profile of 170 of the major herbs, with a brief description of the diagnostic features of the leaves, flowers, and fruits and monographs with botanical names, common names, synonyms, African names, habitat and distribution, ethnomedicinal uses, chemical constituents, and reported pharmacological activity. The second part of the book provides an introduction to African traditional medicine, outlining African cosmology and beliefs as they relate to healing and the use of herbs, health foods, and medicinal plants. This book presents scientific documentation of the correlation between the observed folk use and demonstrable biological activity, as well as the characterized constituents of the plants.

A Healing Grove

A Healing Grove
Author: Stephanie Rose Bird
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-08-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
ISBN: 9781569763292

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Exploring the practical uses, spiritual traditions, and historical aspects of trees in the heritage of African Americans, this therapeutic guide offers ways to rediscover and implement natural practices in 21st-century daily life. As diverse as a sacred wood, topics covered include everything from hunting, gathering, and processing to natural divination, animal omens, oracles, signs, and forest medicine for wellness and beauty. This instructional meditation teaches African, Caribbean, and African American traditions, symbols, rituals, ceremonies, and healing techniques for better health, beauty, and quality of life.

African Traditional Medicine

African Traditional Medicine
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 510
Release: 2020-02-10
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781645155478

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This book is written to provide information on various aspects of Yoruba, and, indeed, African traditional medicine. The writer's research on Yoruba traditional medicine provides the bulk of the materials in the book. The book consists of eleven chapters. Chapters 1 and 2 provide the background to the book. Chapters 3 to 10 encapsulate the different aspects of Yoruba traditional medicine such as classification of healers, methods of training of healers, methods of diagnosis and investigation of diseases, treatment of diseases, Yoruba pharmacopoeia, midwifery, bone-setting, and other forms of traditional surgery. Chapter 11 describes the meeting point of hospitals and healers; this meeting point, in the opinion of the author, should be how best to serve the interests of the patients. The best form of relationship that should exist between hospitals and healers is also discussed. The two systems of medicine exist side by side in Nigeria and most African countries yet remain functionally unrelated in any intentional sense. It is argued that no medical system is perfect and no single care system has all the answers to all human health and related problems. Each of the two systems has its strong and weak points. The often talked-about integration of the two systems has potential pitfalls and may be undesirable. The book concludes that the best form of relationship may well be one of genuine cooperation and mutual respect between the two systems since this will lead, in the ultimate, to advancement of medical knowledge and overall improvement of patient care. All levels of government in Nigeria have decisive roles to play in achieving this mutually beneficial cooperation of the two systems.

Biomedical Hegemony and Democracy in South Africa

Biomedical Hegemony and Democracy in South Africa
Author: Ngambouk Vitalis Pemunta,Tabi Chama-James Tabenyang
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2020-12-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789004436428

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In Biomedical Hegemony and Democracy in South Africa Ngambouk Vitalis Pemunta and Tabi Chama-James Tabenyang offer a perceptive account of the interaction of biomedicine and traditional medicine against the backdrop of the HIV/AIDS policy debate in South Africa.

Folia Horticulturae

Folia Horticulturae
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
Genre: Horticulture
ISBN: CORNELL:31924101439697

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Healing Logics

Healing Logics
Author: Erika Brady
Publsiher: University Press of Colorado
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1802-01-04
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780874214543

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Scholars in folklore and anthropology are more directly involved in various aspects of medicine—such as medical education, clinical pastoral care, and negotiation of transcultural issues—than ever before. Old models of investigation that artificially isolated "folk medicine," "complementary and alternative medicine," and "biomedicine" as mutually exclusive have proven too limited in exploring the real-life complexities of health belief systems as they observably exist and are applied by contemporary Americans. Recent research strongly suggests that individuals construct their health belief systmes from diverse sources of authority, including community and ethnic tradition, education, spiritual beliefs, personal experience, the influence of popular media, and perception of the goals and means of formal medicine. Healing Logics explores the diversity of these belief systems and how they interact—in competing, conflicting, and sometimes remarkably congruent ways. This book contains essays by leading scholars in the field and a comprehensive bibliography of folklore and medicine.

The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts

The Handbook of Yoruba Religious Concepts
Author: Baba Ifa Karade
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-04-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781633411340

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An introduction to the spiritual source of the beliefs and practices that have so profoundly shaped African American religious traditions. Most of the Africans who were enslaved and brought to the Americas were from the Yoruba nation of West Africa, an ancient and vast civilization. In the diaspora caused by the slave trade, the guiding concepts of the Yoruba spiritual tradition took root in Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil, and the United States. In this accessible introduction, Baba Ifa Karade provides an overview of the Yoruba tradition and its influence in the West. He describes the sixteen Orisha, or spirit gods, and shows us how to work with divination, use the energy centers of the body to internalize the teachings of Yoruba, and create a sacred place of worship. The book also includes prayers, dances, songs, offerings, and sacrifices to honor the Orisha.

Art and Oracle

Art and Oracle
Author: Alisa LaGamma,John Pemberton,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2000-01-01
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9780870999338

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Twenty-eight African cultures are represented here by artifacts created to communicate with ancestors, spirits, and gods, about such issues as health, conception, and determination of guilt or innocence. Issued in conjunction with an April-July 2000 exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, this catalog contains extensive ethnographic, descriptive, and interpretive text in connection with each of 50 pictured pieces, as well as a 13-page essay about divination in Sub-Saharan Africa (by John Pemberton III) and an introductory essay by LaGamma. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Akose Extraordinary Plants Their Medicinal and Spiritual Attributes

Akose Extraordinary Plants  Their Medicinal and Spiritual Attributes
Author: Ifábùkúnmi Adéwálé
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-13
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0998269603

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This book is an introduction in the use of ÀKÓSE for medicinal and spiritual purposes. ÀKÓSE is an integral part of Yorùbá culture and tradition that explores the science and mystery of plants in relation to IFÁ and the spiritual behavioral pattern of the functionality of ÒRÌSÀ. In Yorùbá land, plants are commonly referred to as Ewé, and serve as the backbone of spirituality, because of the power inherent in plants. Each plant carries ASE (cumulative energy). The cumulative energy that is in plants can be harnessed and integrated with spiritual invocations of IFÁ and its ASE, to amplify spiritual potentiality. This integration allows one to attain greater spiritual heights for the purpose of healing, to gain assistance or support, to effect change, or for overall well-being. This book highlights various plants that are used in the preparation of ÀKÓSE for success, prosperity, litigation - victory against enemies, effective prayers, fertility, health, and wellness, and much more.

Chronic Illness Spirituality and Healing

Chronic Illness  Spirituality  and Healing
Author: M. Stoltzfus,R. Green,D. Schumm
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2013-09-04
Genre: Medical
ISBN: 9781137348456

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Fusing the disciplines of health care, spiritual care, and social services, this book examines the relationship between chronic illness and spirituality. Contributors include professionals working in traditional, holistic and integrative clinical settings, as well as religious studies scholars and spiritual practitioners.