Aunties of the Diaspora

What I LOVE about living in L.A. with my family is that their deep roots in the SWANA community make “homeland” very close somehow. When I was young, this relationship was a source of restriction and stress at times, but as an adult it is EVERYTHING. For all the ways I *still* feel…errr… non-conventional… and…

What does “Plantcestor” mean?

❤ PLANT·CES·TOR (aka. PLANT·CES·TAR) \noun\ plant-ses-tər also -səs-\  : an ancient living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, who live through absorbing water and the soil’s minerals through their roots, sunlight/starlight/moonlight/cosmic energy through their leaves, and the carbon-dioxide exhaled by humans and other mammals which they transform into oxygen.…

Welcome

Thank you for joining this hub, (which is the Arabic word for “love”), dedicated to archiving knowledge collected about the physical and sacred/energetic uses of plants, animal, and minerals/gemstones and other medicinal and traditional practices ancestral to South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA) region.   Feel welcome to add any insight you have gathered…