The Uses of Plants in Healing in an Afro-Cuban Religion, Santeria

@article{Brandon1991TheUO,
  title={The Uses of Plants in Healing in an Afro-Cuban Religion, Santeria},
  author={George Brandon},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  year={1991},
  volume={22},
  pages={55 - 76}
}
Although plants have long been known to play an important medical and ritual role in the religious traditions of Africa, little attention has been devoted to examining the use of plants in the context of the various Afro-American religions. As one scholar has written: "Medicinal species, to a large extent, have been overlooked even though in some cases these plants represent some of the social and cultural traditions of the people who use them" (McClure, 1982). This is particularly evident in… Expand
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