The purpose of the
is to preserve the medicinal plant
knowledge of indigenous cultures…
through documentation, exchange of
information, and preservation of habitat…
to keep the diversity of this knowledge
available for future generations.
Many medicinal plants passed through trade routes between the cultures of the Amazon and the Andes. Therefore, our work expanded into the Andes, documenting the medicinal plants used by the ‘”Hampeq Runas” and “Hampeq Warmys”. (curanderos and curanderas) who walk from pueblo to isolated pueblo to administer the medicinal treatments that they have used for centuries.