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  • ISBN: 9780292787315
  • ISBN10: 0292787316

Sacred Leaves of Candomble African Magic, Medicine, and Religion in Brazil

by Robert A. Voeks

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1997
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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 author also compares the African system of medicinal plant classification that allowed Candomble to survive and thrive in the New World. 33 photos. 6 maps.
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