Sacred Leaves of Candomblé: African Magic, Medicine, and Religion in Brazil

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University of Texas Press, 1997 - Social Science - 236 pages
Candomble, an African religious and healing tradition that spread to Brazil during the slave trade, relies heavily on the use of plants in its spiritual and medicinal practices. This book traces the origin, diffusion, medicinal use, and meaning of Candomble's healing pharmacopoeia - the sacred leaves. This research casts new light on topics ranging from the creation of African American cultures to tropical rain forest healing floras.
 

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Contents

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Robert A. Voeks is Professor of Geography at California State University, Fullerton.

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