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From: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon7/10/02 9:35 PM 
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 565.1 

I recently gathered links on African Healing in the New World.

This would have been Africans using their traditional healing methods with Native Herbs, or adopting Native means entirely during very early contact.  (Syncretizing is a necessity when you go to a new land with different plants)

http://www.lasculturas.com/lib/libIfaEwe.php


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From: blackgold517/11/02 12:08 PM 
To: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (2 of 18) 
 565.2 in reply to 565.1 

Rich this is interesting to me because of something that I recently learned. One native american woman I met awhile back online, actually finds herbs to use, when she is sick. She follows the traditional teachings of her ancestors in doing this. This was amazing to me because I read how she said that she was not going to spend money for medicine. I recall seeing a t.v. program years ago about how people in ancient times came to find out about the healing properties of herbs, basically through trial and error. There were many people who became sick and/or died from experimenting with plants (trying to find out what each one was good for). They watched animals and what they ate and learned in that way. Do you know how easy it is to pick the wrong herb (because so many look alike) - you really have to know what you are doing, practically be an expert at something like this, which many persons who use herbs (out in the wild are).

Your post made me think about all of that.

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From: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon7/11/02 12:43 PM 
To: blackgold51  (3 of 18) 
 565.3 in reply to 565.2 

I recall seeing a t.v. program years ago about how people in ancient times came to find out about the healing properties of herbs, basically through trial and error.

I read a stat yesterday that said 30% of all patented drugs are based on plants.  Lord knows what the percentage is among the most commonly used (like penicillan, etc)

I get irked when I hear "alternative medicine" - because this is original medicine, still being practice, and still being borrowed by the knife doctors when it's convenient - but the knifers will continue to lobby against and denigrate their roots.

When lab coats do it, it's called scientific method - when someone else does it - it's trial and error.

They're essentially the same.


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From: blackgold517/11/02 5:11 PM 
To: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 18) 
 565.4 in reply to 565.3 

You are so right. Thanks for the article.
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From: wanbli5297/12/02 5:48 PM 
To: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 18) 
 565.5 in reply to 565.1 
I've heard of this. Today, pharmaceutical companies try to co-opt indigenous medicines. This is as true for Africa as it is for Asia as it is for the Americas and Australasia. There have even been attempts to copyright NDN genes. >:-(
 

 
From: ROSETTA3218/13/06 10:40 PM 
To: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 18) 
 565.6 in reply to 565.1 
  • This would have been Africans using their traditional healing methods with Native Herbs

Why do people continue to confuse the migrating western european Negroes (children of Yapheth) with the real indigneous Africans (children of Kham)?  The blacks brought to the West Indies were and are NOT Africans ... they came from western europe as indentured servants of the Spanish/Portuguese, the Dutch, the French and the English.  Since living on the continent of Africa they have learned some native herbs from the real Africans ... but I suspect they have learned very little of native African healing herbs.  I wouldn't be surprised if what you call African healing is nothing more than the herbs they took with them from western europe to the West Indies and Africa as indentured servants.

 

 

 
From: ctj5278/16/06 11:03 AM 
To: ROSETTA321  (7 of 18) 
 565.7 in reply to 565.6 

Another case study of all sorts of slaves serving all sorts of masters...

So you're nobody new to me,  'Rosetta'...

But oh how sad...

 

 

 
From: ROSETTA3218/17/06 12:15 AM 
To: ctj527  (8 of 18) 
 565.8 in reply to 565.7 
  • Another case study of all sorts of slaves serving all sorts of masters... >> So you're nobody new to me,  'Rosetta'... >> But oh how sad...

HUH?

Hello?

Are you with us on this earth?

 

 

 
From: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/17/06 4:24 PM 
To: ROSETTA321  (9 of 18) 
 565.9 in reply to 565.6 

Rosetta - let's put it this way, the Africans in the Caribbean, the Americas and Africa can sit down together and discuss the same divities and healing work and udnerstand each other in the same context even with slight geographical and linguistic changes. 

 

 

 

 
From: ctj5278/18/06 11:26 AM 
To: Drapetomaniac (cacimar) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 18) 
 565.10 in reply to 565.1 

Good morning,   hello again,   and welcome back!

But since you (not me)  started this discussion (thread):

Please do continue...

FYI...

Later...

Peace...

 

 
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