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Southern folk medicine : healing traditions from the Appalachian fields and forests / Phyllis D. Light ; foreword by Rosemary Gladstar.

Light, Phyllis D., (author.). Gladstar, Rosemary, (writer of foreword.).

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  • ISBN: 9781623171568
  • ISBN: 1623171563
  • Physical Description: xx, 278 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is folk medicine? -- Common tenets of folk medicine -- The calling -- Many peoples, many traditions -- Church, superstitions, and signs -- Tenets of southern folk medicine -- Hot/cold and wet/dry -- The constitutions -- Fire: bitter blood -- Water: salty blood -- Air or wind: sour blood -- Earth: sweet blood -- What's your constitutional makeup?
Subject: Traditional medicine > Appalachian Region, Southern.
Holistic medicine > Appalachian Region, Southern.
Alternative medicine > Appalachian Region, Southern.
Healing > Appalachian Region, Southern.
Human geography > Appalachian Region, Southern.
Folklore > Appalachian Region, Southern.

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