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Hoodoo medicine : Gullah herbal remedies / text and photographs by Faith Mitchell ; illustrations by Naomi Steinfeld.

Author/Creator:
Mitchell, Faith, 1952- author.
Publication:
Columbia, SC : Summerhouse Press, ©1999. , ©1999
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 113 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Gullahs -- Folklore.
Gullahs -- Medicine.
Gullahs -- Ethnobotany.
Traditional medicine -- Sea Islands.
Medicinal plants -- Sea Islands.
Ethnobotany -- Sea Islands.
Ethnobotany.
Gullahs.
Medicinal plants.
Traditional medicine.
United States -- Sea Islands.
Medical subjects:
Herbal Medicine.
African Americans -- history.
Africa.
North Carolina.
South Carolina.
Form/Genre:
Folklore.
Folklore.
Place of Publication:
United States South Carolina Summertree.
Contents:
The island speaks (poetry)
1. BACKGROUND. A brief history of the Sea Islands: African origins, the plantations, plantation life and the Gullah culture
Sources of black folk medicine in native America
Sources of black folk medicine on the plantation
The traditional black medical system
Contemporary herb use
II. PLANTS AND CURES. Directory of Sea Islands medicinal roots and herbs: American aloe; Angelica tree; Jerusalem artichoke; Ayshaberry (black cohosh or black snakeroot); Bitter apple; Blackberry; Blackroot; Bloodroot; Boneset; Wild black cherry; Clay; Comfrey; Sea Island cotton; Elderberry; Fennel; Galax, Sweet gum; Holly; Horsenettle; Indian shot (Ladyslipper, Lady's slipper)
Ironweed (Indian tobacco); Common ironweed; Jimsey (Jimson weed); Kidney weed (Whorled Milkwort); Hairy laurel; Life everlasting; American wild mint; Mistletoe; Spanish moss (green moss, old man's beard, black moss, long moss); Muckles; Brown muckles (was myrtle, bayberry); March muckle (sea muckle); Red muckle; White muckle (groundselbush, sea myrtle); Yellow muckle; Mullein (verbascum); Nightshade; Red oak (Spanish oak); Oil bush (fever bush); Okra (gombo); Old hag's table (mushroom); Red onion; Pine tar; Pokeroot; Rignum; St. John's; Sassafras; Sedge; American Senna; Snakeroot; Button snakeroot; Sampson's snakeroot; White snakeroot; Speedwell; Sutras; Swamp grass (swamp root, Virginia snakeroot); Tadawas (aster); Whiteroot; Plant cures used in the Sea Islands.
Notes:
"Copyright ©1999 by Faith Mitchell"--verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-112).
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1998
Contributor:
Summerhouse Press, publisher.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
1887714332
9781887714334
OCLC:
39522981
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