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A History of Traditional Root Healing

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In some parts of the world, traditional herbal remedies are the norm.  When we  think of natural remedies we tend to think of older generations living in remote areas, in far away  countries,  with little access to modern healthcare.  We rarely think about the ancient medicinal plants that might exist in our very own cities. On today’s episode we look at plant and herb medicines through the lens of Michele Elizabeth Lee the author of Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African-American Healing.

Image Credit: Anita Johnson; Image Caption: Left is a Mullein Plant and the author Michele Elizabeth Lee


  • Michele Elizabeth Lee, Traditional Healing Practitioner, Educator, Visual Artist and the Author of Working The Roots: Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing
  • Brandi Mack, Holistic Health Educator, Therapeutic Massage Therapist, Trauma-Informed Youth developer, Powerful Presenter, and Permaculture Designer
  • Estrella Davina, Holistic Practitioner


Music Credits:

  • Blue Dot Session – Bedroll
  • Blue Dot Session – 3rd Chair
  • Lobo Loco – Alright in Louisiana
  • Lobo Loco – Inside Your Body
  • Audiobinger – The Garden State


Making Contact Staff:

  • Episode Producer/Host: Anita Johnson
  • Interim Executive Director: Jessica Partnow
  • Staff Producers: Anita Johnson, Monica Lopez, Salima Hamirani


Author: Radio Project

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