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cu·ran·de·ro

 (ko͞o′rən-dâr′ō)
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.]
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curandero

(ˌkʊrənˈdɛərəʊ)
n
(Alternative Belief Systems) a male healer or shaman in Hispanic-America
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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A practicing curandera for over 20 years, descended from a long line of grandmother curanderas, she has studied with curanderas/os in Mexico, Peru, and Los Angeles and gives presentations on curanderismo in many settings, including at UCLA.
Karen's mother, who, she says, suffers from gastro-intestinal issues and anxiety, almost never visits doctors, instead going to local curanderas (healers) when she gets sick.
Esto puede deberse a la creacion de conocimientos en el area de la salud y a la participacion activa por parte de la mujer en la solucion de distintos problemas desde tiempos bastante remotos, como comadronas, curanderas y cuidadoras de enfermos donde el genero femenino tuvo una implicacion notable en diferentes culturas (Moreno, Guevara, Cabrera, Garcia & Rivera, 2011).
I sometimes shared nostalgic stories of sirenas, cimarrones, curanderas, fiestas of carnaval and Todos Santos, as well as descriptions of music, dance, and food from my Veracruz home.
I asked if they were consulting any other healers, like curanderas here in Minnesota.
En los rancherios de los indigenas conoci a dos machis o curanderas que intercambiaron yerbas y encantamientos con Catalina y nos ensenaron las propiedades de las plantas chilenas, diferentes a las del Peru.