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Chewa Medical Botany

Wit and Mirth  Or  Pills to Purge Melancholy
Author: Brian Morris
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825826376
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Although it rarely receives the attention it deserves from anthropologists, medical herbalism is perhaps the most widespread and most ancient form of therapy. This book describes in detail one such herbalist tradition, that found in southern Malawi. Offering the first comprehensive examination of medical herbalism in Malawi, this study combines anthropological and botanical insights into medical herbalism. The book is divided into two parts: the first outlines the ethnographic context of the herbalist tradition with discussion of Chewa ethnobotany and the local classification of plants; the various categories of medicine that are expressed in the local culture; the nature and scope of folk herbalism, its practitioners and its relation to biomedicine; local conceptions of disease; and beliefs relating to witchcraft and divination. The second part, which incorporates the researches of a Malawian chemist, Dr Jerome Msonthi, contains detailed information on over 500 Malawian plants with notes on their local names, distribution, botanical descriptions and various medicinal uses.
Chewa Medical Botany
Language: en
Pages: 557
Authors: Brian Morris, Jerome Dennis Msonthi
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Although it rarely receives the attention it deserves from anthropologists, medical herbalism is perhaps the most widespread and most ancient form of therapy. This book describes in detail one such herbalist tradition, that found in southern Malawi. Offering the first comprehensive examination of medical herbalism in Malawi, this study combines
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Language: en
Pages: 790
Authors: Gabriella Harriet Schmelzer, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
Categories: Medicinal plants
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: PROTA
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Language: en
Pages: 532
Authors: John Edward Philips
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: University Rochester Press
A comprehensive evaluation of how to read African history.
A Pastoral Democracy
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: I. M. Lewis
Categories: Ethnology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: James Currey Publishers
With a new Introduction by Said S. Samatar and an Afterword by the author
Chewa Traditional Religion
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: J. W. M. van Breugel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Kachere Series
Researched under difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances during the Banda era, this book is a unique contribution to anthropological research in Malawi. Orginally published in 1976 this new edition has been throughly reworked and edited at a time when many of the domains described by Van Breugel were in a
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: National Research Council of Malaŵi
Categories: Agriculture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:
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African Traditional Medicine
Language: en
Pages: 589
Authors: Hans Dieter Neuwinger
Categories: Materia medica, Vegetable
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher:
This book documents the traditional knowledge and use of African medicinal plants. In total more than 5,400 plants from south of the Sahara to the Cape are listed and over 16,300 medicinal applications with plant part, details on method of preparation and dosage.
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Hans Dieter Neuwinger
Categories: Nomads
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:
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Language: en
Pages: 397
Authors: John Lloyd Lwanda
Categories: AIDS (Disease)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Kachere Series
This book examines how politics - democratic and dictatorial, culture - traditional and modern, and medicine - African and western interact in modern-day Malawi. It places medical history into cultural and political perspective and illustrates how culture influences medical perceptions and expectations. It further contextualises culture, politics and medicine within
Afrika Spectrum
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: John Lloyd Lwanda
Categories: Africa
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher:
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