Training on use and processing of medicinal plants

As part of the search for alternatives to the rescue of traditional knowledge and the conservation of medicinal plants, as well as provision of food for the communities, a training was carried out on the use and processing of medicinal plants in the Veinte Casas Community, located in the municipality of Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, Chiapas (inside the El Ocote Jungle Biosphere Reserve).

The training was given jointly by the AMBIO Cooperative and the staff of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP-REBISO), where the attendees learned to identify alternatives for the use and management of these natural resources. They had the opportunity to learn how to prepare aloe and rosemary shampoo, as well as ointments based on arnica, coral and other species commonly used by the community, which are for topical use and are useful in case of blows, burns and insect bites.

Ten women participated and in each day, they exchanged knowledge and experiences in the traditional use of plants for medicine. The activity was of great interest for the attendees, as they showed interese of transmitting to their daughters and sons, this knowledge about traditional medicine, as well as conserving these resources in the face of the effects of climate change.


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