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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Congo Oil Recipe for Bringing Changes

Congo Oil Recipe

Congo oil is one of those things that everyone seriously has a different recipe for.  Some of the ingredients that are fairly consistent are some herb with caffeine, something peppery, and something very fresh.  Whichever one you get, it’s going to be deep, but like Tiger Balm for the soul. …

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Kindoki Basics: Fetishes

In African and diaspora Kindoki, a fetish is a blessed object, statue, doll, or other figure that embodies a deity, ancestral spirit, or Ndoki.  They are made for many purposes, from protecting a grave site or home, to cursing people with misfortune.  Traditions vary from place to place, family to …

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