Mexico boasts an array of medicinal plants. They grow naturally in rural areas, where communities have little access to formal healthcare facilities.
eight out of 10 people use traditional medicine.
An essential part of Zapotec culture is using plants for medicinal purposes. Zapotec healer Isabel Jimenez wants to pass on her skills and knowledge to younger generations.
In an effort to protect natural vegetation, threatened by accelerated urban growth, the National Autonomous University of Mexico has set up a digital library, that lists more than 3,000 indigenous plant species.
The Sonora Market in Mexico City is the largest medicinal plant market in the country. More than 300 different species are available for sale here.
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