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  • n  a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans

  • A wife, seeing her tuberculous husband racked by coughing and wasting away, called in a curandero (healer), who prescribed donkey milk.
  • The most famous herb doctor of southern Paraguay, his reputation as a curandero rivals that of Mariano Miguel Campos, who wields his herbs at Yhu in the northwest forests.

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