Saturday, February 03, 2018 by Janine Acero
A study conducted by researchers from the Temple University in Philadelphia, and Universidad Nacional de Chimborazo in Riobamba, Ecuador explored different traditional plants used in herbal medicine by ancestral healers in the Chimborazo province. The study titled Medicinal plants used in traditional herbal medicine in the province of Chimborazo, Ecuador focused on the curative properties of 10 most used medicinal plants in the Chimborazo province to treat different illnesses and other medicinal uses.
The practice of using medicinal plants in traditional healing has been passed from generation to generation for centuries. Through the study, the researchers confirmed that native Ecuadorians have a vast variety of traditional medicinal practices that are of great value to the people and a big part of their culture.
See the full text of the study at this link.
Morales FCA, Padilla S, Falconí F. MEDICINAL PLANTS USED IN TRADITIONAL HERBAL MEDICINE IN THE PROVINCE OF CHIMBORAZO, ECUADOR. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative medicines, 2016;14(1):10–15. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21010/ajtcam.v14i1.2