Sweet Broom and Bitter Bush: the science of traditional medicine
Ancestral knowledges are generally disregarded within Caribbean academies of learning. Yet, as in other civilizations, such knowledges are the foundation of a science that can treat holistically with problems of ecological and human health, even those confronting the world today. This course explores the remedies that exist within the average Caribbean yard, bush-patch or forest. Participants will learn the names of common plants, their properties and uses in the practice of Caribbean traditional medicines, as well as in Western science. In joining us, you’ll benefit from the regional location and deep knowledge of our team of facilitators in Barbados, Belize and Trinidad and Tobago.
Classes are on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. between April 4 and June 20.