Week 1: Materia Medica: How to start your own.
Week 2: Ethiopian Spices and Herbs
Week 3: Herbs of Ghana
Week 4: South African Healing System
Week 5: Jamaican Home Remedies
Week 6: Haitian Postpartum Healing Traditions
Week 7: Bush Medicine of Belize
Week 8: African Influence in Brazilian Tradition Medicine
Week 9: Spirituality and Plant Medicine
Week 10: Show & Tell Your 30-Herb Materia Medica
We will read and discuss excerpts from:
*"Basic Herbs for Health and Healing" by Rashan Abdul Hakim, Rudy Duckett
*"In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa's Botanical Legacy in the Atlantic World" by Judith Carney
*"Herbs of Ghana" by O. B. Dokosi
*and more! (All readings will be provided to students)
Index cards, 3 ring binder, notebook and/or sketch pad, pencil, color pencils, crayons.