UABCS works on the historical value of traditional medicine in BCS – El Sudcaliforniano

La Paz, Baja California Sur (OEM-Informex).- A research team from the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur is currently working on a project focused on exploring the historical value of traditional medicine in the state, studying those ancestors’ practices that were fundamental to the culture of the region.

In an interview, Isley Alexis Mayer Felix, research professor in the Academic Department of Animal Sciences and Habitat Conservation, explained that the initial activities will be carried out in the cities of San Antonio, El Rosario and El Valle Perdido.

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The main goal, he said, is to salvage existing information about the medicinal uses of local plants, many of which are endemic, and with which the community has interacted over time.

“We want new generations to appreciate this plant wealth, but also for these communities to benefit from this knowledge and maintain connection to their places of origin,” the researcher added.

Meyer Felix explained that this project recently received the approval of the Ministry of Culture within the program to support municipal and community cultures, version 2023, which indicates its importance.

As part of the study, he said the interdisciplinary research group, made up of members from across the university’s academic departments, will interview elders to find out the traditional uses they gave their plants and how they interacted with them.

“For example, we know that palo blanco is used for tanning leather, and lomboy for healing kidney stones because of its healing properties, as well as chuya root.”

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But they also announced that they will hold hands-on workshops aimed at spreading cultural wealth and traditions through local plants. Also tours along the trails to identify and create plant catalogs.

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Another goal is to create an exhibition of photographs of native plants of Southern California entitled “From City to City,” as well as a digital catalog of the species with some of the medicinal uses given to them by the community itself and educational materials for dissemination at the pre-primary and elementary levels. Secondary schools.High schools.

The UABCS researcher highlighted the great wealth of vegetation in the state and that it must be used responsibly and, above all, with the knowledge to appreciate and respect it and the ability to transfer its importance and uses to new generations.

In addition to Esli Alexis Máyer, Manuel Coronado García, Ana Denisse Bravo Aguilar, Juan Ángel Aguinaga Arce, Brenda Elizabeth Ramírez Díaz and Tonantzin Ávila Martínez participate in the project.

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