Maroons' Medicine Chest

A new course experience about the ancient African practices
of healing through food, spices and herbs hosted by fifth-generation master herbalist and naturopath, Dr. Sunyatta
Amen, of Calabash Tea & Tonic in Washington, DC.
a new course for your mind, body and spirit
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Lesson 1

Course Introduction:
Wellness 101

2021 •  TIME  30m
In this introduction to Maroons' Medicine Chest, Dr. Sunyatta Amen, fifth-generation healer, allopathic and naturopathic doctor, takes us on a journey to connect with our body through food and nature. She breaks down “wellness” and challenges us to “de-colonize” our tongues and get back to the healing ways of our ancestors.

Featured Lessons

lesson 2

Decolonize Your Tongue

2021 • TIME  30m
We go into Sunyatta’s kitchen where she breaks down the spices, herbs and vegetables that should be in our diet. (Dr. Amen did a live version of this class in Knubia with Q&A from Knubians).
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To Drink or Not to Drink?

2021 • TIME  1h 9m
In this lesson, Dr. Amen talks about the drug that put many of our ancestors in bondage—SUGAR! She also talks about the rum trade and how alcohol/spirits enslaved…  and in many ways still enslaves us today.
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No Romancing These Stones

2021 • TIME  36m
Dr. Sunyatta talks about the kidneys and kidney stones and ways to keep that organ healthy and functioning well through diet.
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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed on Maroons’ Medicine Chest are shared for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. Please consult a local physician or other health care professional for your specific health care and/or medical needs or concerns.