French Broad Food Co+Op

Hours: 8 am to 6 pm
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828)255-7650 | Contact

Owners get 5% off on the 5th
Everyone is Welcome to Shop
Face Coverings Required
10 shoppers in at a time
6ft social distance
Choose gloves or sanitizing at the door
Come Inside or Use Curbside
Everyone is Welcome to Shop!
Owners get 5% off on the 5th
Come Inside or Use Curbside
Face Coverings Required
10 shoppers in at a time
Keep a 6ft social distance
 Gloves or sanitizing at the door

Hours: 8am to 6pm
90 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
(828)255-7650 | Contact

HBC Bookshelf

Stop by the co+op and pick up something new to read for yourself or as a gift!

Herbal Formularies for Health Professionals, Volume 4

Neurology, Psychiatry, and Pain Management, including Cognitive and Neurologic Conditions and Emotional Conditions

Secret Cures of Slaves: People, Plants, and Medicine in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. The history of medicine bristles with attempts to find new and miraculous remedies, to work with and against nature to restore humans to health and well-being. In this book, Londa Schiebinger examines medicine and human experimentation in the Atlantic World, exploring the circulation of people, disease, plants, and knowledge between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. She traces the development of a colonial medical complex from the 1760s, when a robust experimental culture emerged in the British and French West Indies, to the early 1800s, when debates raged about banning the slave trade and, eventually, slavery itself.

African American Slave Medicine, Herbert C. Covey

African American Slave Medicine offers a critical examination of how African American slaves' medical needs were addressed during the years before and surrounding the Civil War. Dr. Herbert C. Covey inventories many of the herbal, plant, and non-plant remedies used by African American folk practitioners during slavery.

Black Magic by Yvonne P. Chireau

Religion and the African American Conjuring Tradition. Black Magic looks at the origins, meaning, and uses of Conjure―the African American tradition of healing and harming that evolved from African, European, and American elements―from the slavery period to well into the twentieth century.

Secret Cures of Slaves

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. The history of medicine bristles with attempts to find new and miraculous remedies, to work with and against nature to restore humans to health and well-being. In this book, Londa Schiebinger examines medicine and human experimentation in the Atlantic World, exploring the circulation of people, disease, plants, and knowledge between Europe, Africa, and the Americas. She traces the development of a colonial medical complex from the 1760s, when a robust experimental culture emerged in the British and French West Indies, to the early 1800s, when debates raged about banning the slave trade and, eventually, slavery itself.

Working the Roots by Michele E. Lee

Over 400 Years of Traditional African American Healing. African American traditional medicine is an American classic that emerged out of the necessity of its people to survive. It began with the healing knowledge brought with the African captives on the slave ships and later merged with Native American, European and other healing traditions to become a full-fledged body of medicinal practices that has lasted in various forms down to the present day.