curandera curandera

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Mexican woman who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans

Usage(s):

  • The treatment for clubfoot is simpler: the curandera rubs the afflicted foot with gourds filled with "magical" water containing wine and vinegar.

Quotes

  • "The main reason for my sadness was not being able to have a child," recalled Downs. "You become emotionally affected and start to damage your insides. La curandera told me 'you're going to go inside your body and you're going to ask your...
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Lila Downs Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

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