ANCESTRAL WISDOM, HEALING RECIPES, AND WELLNESS RITUALS FROM CURANDERA.
Discover a connection to the natural elements and learn to become your own healer.
Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz’s healing recipes and rituals draw on the power of Water, Air, Earth, and Fire, a reminder that the elements are the origins of everything and can heal not only our body but our mind and spirit as well.
Within each element, discover recipes and rituals to:
- find inner harmony like Lung Support Infusions, Rosemary Tonic, and Ginger Fire Honey Chews.
- promote beauty inside and out like Mineral-Rich Hair Moisturizer, Botanica Face Steam Ritual, and Fierce Tigress Body Balm.
- take care of the spirit by creating an ancestral altar, making sacred incense, and taking time for practices like the Mayan Bajo Steaming Ritual.
"An exemplary guide to healing our bodies and our families through beautiful rituals and dishes! A gift to us all shared by Felicia, passed down from her indigenous lineage." — Beatrice Valenzuela
Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz (Tewa/Xicana) is a curandera and Indigenous foods activist whose work is deeply rooted in the healing properties of sacred plants. Sharing the Medicine of the People, Felicia weaves together stories of Indigenous wisdom with the intention of her dishes, applying "Culinary Medicine," as named by one of her Maestras. Curanderas are traditional healers, who carry knowledge of foods, herbs, and other cultural remedies working with the body, mind, and spirit. Curanderismo has been practiced throughout the Americas for over five hundred years, with each healer offering a unique skillset applying their natural gifts, training, or cultural practices. With permission from her elders, Felicia shares her work with others through private consultations, workshops, and ceremony.
Author: Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz
Editors: Roost Books
Format: 19.5 × 24.1cm
Features: 224 pages, Hardcover