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The Importance of Preserving Cultural Herbal Traditions From Around the Diaspora

Broadcast on August 25, 2023
With Khetnu Nefer, CHHP, LMT
Hosted by Selima Harleston Lust

Khetnu Nefer delves into the little known but important ancient herbal traditions from around the diaspora. Highlighting traditional herbs and herbal practices not only elevates the practitioners, but also helps to preserve these practices for future generations. Preserving herbalism and herbal practices benefits those whose cultures we safeguard, while maintaining ideologies and varied ways of thinking.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How cultural preservation is vital in maintaining our human identities, especially as healers and herbalists
  • Traditional medicine and its practitioners from around the diaspora deserve to be amplified and elevated
  • The importance of talking to the elders, Rites of Passage, and returning to the basics
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Khetnu Nefer, CHHP, LMT

Founder/Soul Organizer of The Gullah Geechee Herbal Gathering

Khetnu Nefer is a certified holistic health practitioner, educator, massage therapist, herbalist, Reiki master, author, sound healer, African dance professor, and chief enthusiasm officer of her mobile wellness company for women, A Soulful Touch  Wellness. She's also founder of the Gullah Geechee Herbal Gathering, an herbal conference for Black and Indigenous herbalists and community. This herbal conference is a weekend filled with informative workshops that span Gullah Geechee culture, herbal and holistic health practices, and other useful topics from amazing teachers of Gullah Geechee heritage and from around the Diaspora. 

Khetnu Nefer, CHHP, LMT