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Title: Itzama ethnobotanical garden
Authors: Thor Arnason, John
Pesek, Todd
Cal, Victor
Caal, Francisco
Keywords: INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE
TRADITIONAL MEDICINE
MEDICINAL PLANTS
CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
BELIZE
Date: 2009
Publisher: Toledo chapter, Belize Tourism Industry Association (BTIA), Belize City, BZ
Abstract: The article reports on the Itzamma ethnobotanical garden in Belize, where healers have transplanted a hundred different species of medicinal plants from inaccessible areas of the Maya mountains. The garden was developed by the Belize Indigenous Training Institute, a donation of land by the Government of Belize, and research by botanists at the University of Ottawa and medical scientists from Cleveland State University. Maya youth are also participating so that this traditional knowledge can be passed on to the next generation. With the medicinal plants domesticated close by, healers can treat patients without having to go on long journeys to find rare plants.
Description: Appendix 1b of final report
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10625/43155
Project Number: 105091
Project Title: Itzama Project : Sustainable Indigenous Development based on the Ethnobotanical Garden and Traditional Medicine Concept
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License: MGC signed post January 2008 - copyright statement required on document
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