Mercedes Reyes is a renowned folk, clinical, astrological herbalist and curandera, cacao medicine carrier, and ceremonial bone keeper with a wealth of experience in the field of herbal medicine. Comes from an unbroken matriarchal line of Creole, Orisa/Ifa Rootworkers. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has dedicated her life to studying and practicing traditional healing methods.
With an impressive 30 years of experience as a folk herbalist, Mercedes has delved deep into the rich heritage of Caribbean traditional medicine. She has immersed herself in the knowledge passed down through generations, learning the secrets of plant-based remedies and their healing properties.
Over the course of her career, Mercedes has honed her skills and expanded her expertise. After two decades of practice as a folk herbalist, she embarked on a journey to become a clinical herbalist. This allowed her to combine her traditional knowledge with modern scientific approaches, bringing a holistic and comprehensive approach to her healing practices.
As a curandera, Mercedes specializes in curanderismo, a traditional healing practice deeply rooted in Latin American culture. Curanderas like Mercedes use a combination of herbs, rituals, energy healing, and spiritual guidance to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being in their patients.
Mercedes is highly regarded within her community and beyond, known for her compassionate nature, deep understanding of herbal medicine, and her ability to connect with people on a profound level. She has helped numerous individuals throughout her career, offering guidance, support, and natural remedies to address a wide range of health concerns. She is a proud member and training provider of the American Herbalist Guild, International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine, and The Women's Holistic Practitioners Guild.