Latin Names of Plants Used in African and Diaspora Hispanic and Caribbean Medicine and Mysticism

This is a list of Latin and alternative names of herbs used in many areas of the African diaspora, but mainly those in African-Latinx medicine and mysticism.  Some of the slang or common names may apply to multiple plants with similar uses because of local availability. For those out there …

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Ingredient Spotlight: Kola Nuts

Kola is an important nut in west Africa, and by extension in some diaspora traditions.  However, in the north American diaspora, it is rarely heard of.  In my opinion, this needs to be remedied.  It embodies hospitality, good will, and unity. Rather than repeat what has already been written on …

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