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Author Payne-Jackson, Arvilla.

Title Jamaican folk medicine : a source of healing / Arvilla Payne-Jackson and Mervyn C. Alleyne.

Publication Info. Kingston, Jamaica : University of the West Indies Press, 2004.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  615.88 P346J    Check Shelf
Description x, 228 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-215) and index.
Contents The social historical context : slavery and its aftermath -- The ethnic dimension -- African and African-Jamaican religions -- Aetiology and illness -- Folk medical practitioners -- Treatments and health care -- The nature of healing herbs -- Conclusion -- Appendix : Drugstore medicines, Kingston, Jamaica.
Subject Medicine, Traditional -- Africa.
Medicine, Traditional -- Jamaica.
African Continental Ancestry Group -- Africa.
African Continental Ancestry Group -- Jamaica.
Cultural Diversity -- Africa.
Cultural Diversity -- Jamaica.
Plants, Medicinal -- Africa.
Plants, Medicinal -- Jamaica.
Socioeconomic Factors -- Africa.
Socioeconomic Factors -- Jamaica.
Traditional medicine -- Jamaica.
Added Author Alleyne, Mervyn C.
ISBN 9766401233 paperback
9789766401238 paperback
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