Baba's Kitchen Medicines
Folk Remedies of Ukrainian Settlers in Western Canada
By Michael Mucz
Michael Mucz's prolonged primary research into Ukrainian-Canadian folk history culminates in Baba's Kitchen Medicines. This book bursts with the cultural memory of pioneering folk from Canada's prairieland. From fever to frostbite, this incomparable compendium of tinctures, poultices, salves, decoctions, infusions, plasters, and tonics will fascinate and often mortify readers from all walks of life. The comprehensiveness of Mucz's research and interviews framed with deftly painted historical, cultural, and botanical backgrounds guarantee that this chapter of the Canadian story will continue to be told for generations to come. It is a deep, charming, and often moving work of intricate anthropology that will stir scholar and non-specialist alike.
About the Author
Michael Mucz teaches in the areas of botany and ecology at the University of Alberta's Augustana Campus in Camrose. His research interests include ethnobotany and herbal medicine.
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Jan 2021 - Central European University Press
$105.00 USD - Hardback