MARCH 30th, The TWENTIETH Day of GARIFUNA American Heritage Month in New York (Garifuna Medicine / Holistic Remedies)

 

Livingston, LaBuga, Guatemala — Garifuna Medicine has shown itself to be somewhat of an intriguing aspect of Garifuna culture over the years.  Below, I include a video to a television show which attempted to look at Garifuna Medicine from a professional perspective.

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Below is an episode of the Strange Medicine Television Show. Originally broadcast in January 2014, In this episode, the Host, Dr Juan Rivera investigates the use of non-traditional or alternative medicine within the culture of the Garifuna and Mayan People in the Garifuna Town of Livingston “LaBuga” Guatemala to treat diseases or medical conditions.  From homespun remedies to controversial rituals, a look at these practices / traditions within Garifuna culture is welcome.

Jan 2014 episode of Strange Medicine with Dr. Juan Rivera.

Livingston “La Buga”, Guatemala

I’ll review this episode soon.  However, I’m interested in what you have to say.  Do you remember any specific Garifuna treatments for medical conditions or diseases?  If so. write a comment below.  I recall my mother having a thing for Aloe Vera plants and used them in a variety of ways.  However, I do not think that is ‘Garifuna’ perse.


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Also, we’d often joke among ourselves (between Garifuna people) that Vicks is a cure-all for anything.  We sure used it in many different ways.  If you have the time, please write below with any homespun remedies for sicknesses or ailments.

Garifuna-Medicine-Guatemala

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