- a female folk healer or medicine woman who uses herbs or psychoactive plants, magic, and spiritualism to treat illness, induce visions, impart traditional wisdom, etc.; a female shaman.
Examples from the Web for curandera
Contemporary Examples of curandera
Anaya recalled that decades ago certain New Mexico schools banned Bless Me, Ultima, whose protagonist is a curandera, or healer.Arizona Ethnic-Studies Ban’s Unintended Result: Underground Libraries
March 19, 2012
Historical Examples of curandera
I myself am a 'curandera,' or healer, and I am on my way to see a man who is very ill.Blanco y Colorado
William C. Tetley