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Healing herbs of Jamaica

Author: Ivelyn Harris
Publisher: Royal Palm Beach, FL : AhHa Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Imagine if you could just drink a delicious cup of tea and banish your worst headaches. Or step into a sweetly scented bath and wash away skin eruptions and rashes. What if you could get rid of that nagging back pain once and for all--in just a matter of days? If this all sounds too good to be true, it's because it is ... for most people. Over the last 500 years, these amazing health benefits--and many others  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivelyn Harris
ISBN: 9780983172208 098317220X
OCLC Number: 858998170
Notes: At head of title: Improve your health with the secrets of a disappearing culture.
Description: x, 212 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Ivelyn Harris ; with introduction by Al Sears.

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"Imagine if you could just drink a delicious cup of tea and banish your worst headaches. Or step into a sweetly scented bath and wash away skin eruptions and rashes. What if you could get rid of that nagging back pain once and for all--in just a matter of days? If this all sounds too good to be true, it's because it is ... for most people. Over the last 500 years, these amazing health benefits--and many others besides--have been a fact of life for Jamaica's Maroons. Hidden away for centuries--nearly forgotten--the Maroons are among the world's most skilled herbalists. But 'civilization' has finally reached their high mountain valleys ... and their culture and knowledge is disappearing. Now, Ivelyn Harris, the last living Maroon healer, has broken her silence. Afraid that her ancestors' healing knowledge may die with her, Ivey has decided to share her secrets. Secrets that made heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other devastating illnesses almost unknown among the Maroons. Remedies for everything from headaches to hemorrhoids to heart problems."--Publisher's description.

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