Bush Doctor by Sylvester Ayre
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Bush Doctor
By Sylvester Ayre

Bush Doctor

Forgotten Folklore and Remedies from Jamaica and the Caribbean

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Format: Paperback

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Bush Doctor by Sylvester Ayre

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BUSH DOCTOR...Jamaica and the Caribbean's Almost Forgotten Folklore and Remedies. Did you know...That sour oranges, if left on the tree, will change from ripe to green and back to ripe again? . That 'love bush' is good for Gripe? . That burning dried orange peel will keep mosquitoes away? This book captures the folklore and almost forgotten ways of Jamaica and the Caribbean in four sections augmented by black and white photographs of utensils and plants. . Medecinal use of Plants . Beliefs and Myths . Diet and Folklore . Folk Ways and Means A MUST READ BOOK FOR ALL AGES! The author, Sylvester Ayre, hails from the hills of St. Cathrine and the first free slave village of Sligoville. He has spent many years accumulating a small folk museum to accompany his recording of a Jamaica of yesteryear.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789768184160
ISBN-10: 9768184167
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 153mm x 6mm)
Pages: 106
Imprint: LMH Publishing
Publisher: LMH Publishing
Publish Date: 9-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: Jamaica

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Author Biography - Sylvester Ayre

Sylvester Ayre was born in the historic village of Sligoville, the first free slave village in Jamaica. Although he received only an elementary education, he has succeeded in becoming a published author and local historian. He has also spent many years accumulating a small folk museum to accompany his recording of a Jamaica of yesteryear.

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