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AZTEC Medicine

You should hold down the command key and hit the letter "F" to conduct a "Find" function. A search box will appear (probably somewhere below) that is blank and waiting for you to enter your command. Type the word "Aztec". You will discover fascinating information about what is considered America's first and only book written by Aztecs in Nahuatl about their culture, herbalism, and superstitions. cscott
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Title: Aztec medicine, health, and nutrition / Bernard R.
Main Author:Ortiz de Montellano, B. (Bernard)
Title: Aztec medicine, health, and nutrition /
Bernard R. Ortiz de Montellano.
Primary Material: Book
Subject(s): Aztecs--Medicine.
Aztecs--Health and hygiene.
Publisher: New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, c1990.
Description:xvi, 308 p.: ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [269]-292) and index.
Call Number:F1219.76.M43 O78 1990

Annotation: This is an excellent resource for serious students of Aztec culture and their medicinal practices. The author supports his theories regarding how, when and where they used certain plants, herbs and foods with anthropological and archeaological evidence.

He examines ancient herbology with all of our senses, transporting us to the time of the pagan rituals of blood. We become aware of the perilous existence of the Mesoamericans. Their life on the great rivers subjected them to diseases of dampness such as encephalitis and meningitis.

Fortunately, there was an abundance of natural remedies found in the lush or arrid areas to stave off epidemics. Actually, they were pretty healthy considering their sources of nutrition were completely unadulterated.

Imagine canoeing down the river to tend floating gardens and feeding yourself with that cheesey spirulina type algae flourishing all over the water! It is green, nutrient packed, and practically pure chlorophyll! What a healthy existence there was until the Europeans invaded and brought unknown diseases.

This book is the best reference for my final paper-website on the Aztecs. I will reluctantly return it the CSU Monterey Bay library tomorrow. I ordered a copy on the web and will place it prominantly among my favorite herbology and holistic health guides.

Charmaigne Scott

Title: People of the peyote: Huichol Indian history, religion, and survival
Title: Indian women of early Mexico / edited by Susan Schroeder, Stephanie Wood, and Robert Haskett. Primary Material: Book
Title: The Aztecs / Richard F. Townsend.

If you have an interest in Mexica incantations, Mexica medicine, or first hand accounts of the every day life of the Mexica, this editorial team has translated one of the best source books you can find. Written in 1629 by Alcaron as a guide to understanding the Mexica religion and beliefs that were hampering the conversion of the Indians.

Alcaron's goal was to prepare other Catholic Priests by education of the past. Along the way, Alcaron wrote a fascinating collection of various incantations used by the Mexica for such things as blessing a fishing net to curing a broken heart. His attention to Mexica herbal medicine along with generous recent research by the editorial team, has combined to serve as a textbook on the subject.

The book is easily read and the incantations are in Nahuatl as well as paraphrased in English. Some of the more interesting incantations related are: About the Incantation and Spell of Those Who Rig Lime Kilns, About the Incantation or Witchcraft That They Use in Order to Hunt, Beginning with the Hunting of Fowls, About Fortune-telling with the Hands. Further contains a host of incantations for medical purposes including, belly pains, bone fractures, and others simple and complex illnesses.

Appendices attached to this book are full of information relating to place names and linguistic terms that will be of interest to a serious reader. Of interest is the attention to the breakdown of the meaning of the Nahuatl terms to the root level. This work will leave you questioning traditionally accepted terminology and academically accepted myth.