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n. pl. cu·ran·de·ros
A man who practices folk medicine; an herb doctor.

[American Spanish, from Spanish curar, to cure, from Latin cūrāre, to cure, take care of, from cūra, care; see cure.]


(Alternative Belief Systems) a male healer or shaman in Hispanic-America
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Noun1.curandero - a Mexican man who practices healing techniques inherited from the Mayans
healer, therapist - a person skilled in a particular type of therapy
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But the adrenaline didn't get pumping until we visited a nearby market with a row of healing stalls manned by curanderos (shamans) offering to cure your ills for $10.
Topics discussed are ayahuasca's benefit as a tool for personal growth, the exploration of the supernatural as well as its potential medical benefits, it's potential therapeutic value as a powerful medicine for healing (including discussions about the the use of ayahuasca for the treatment of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, drug and alcohol addiction), the burgeoning ayahuasca tourism industry and the dangers of travel to third world countries, especially the Amazon, the "dieta" or ayahuasca diet, curanderos, ayhuasqueros and shaman, the ayahuasca experience, the ayahuasca ceremony, the ritual and ceremony, how the brew is made, Icaros and more.
While it is "Americanized" in many ways, its Mexican traits are displayed through produce markets, taco stands, and spas that incorporate curanderos and shamans into relaxation packages.
The use of magical plants by curanderos in the Ecuador highlands.
No, I don't, but I can understand why you prefer curanderos over doctors," the Administrator responded.
They are down-to-earth medicine women, shamans, and curanderos.
She learned healing from her parents, who were both curanderos.
46%); las fuentes mas comunmente usados eran las clinicas del gobierno entre las mujeres, y los curanderos entres los varones.
They reported that the local healers known as curanderos used the potion, traditionally linked to the Virgin Mary, to diagnose illness and locate lost objects, finding clues in what their patients/clients said under its influence.
At trial, the State had introduced testimony from Marie Teresa Hernandez, a doctoral student in cultural anthropology, about the rituals and practices of curanderos.
A un nivel fisico, esta planta es un remedio supersticioso utilizado por curanderos y las dos gotas de sangre tienen su paralelo en las dos gotas de sedante que el medico le administra para prevenir mas trastornos.