The tropical rainforest of Belize is full of medicinal plants. The knowledge of these plants and their uses has been considered secret, closely guarded by the traditional Mayan practitioners of shamanism.
Rosita Arvigo and Remedies from the Rainforest:
But several decades ago, an inquisitive, well-prepared and persistent American woman showed up and became a shaman’s apprentice. Ultimately, the shaman realized that she could teach others, including young Mayans, about remedies from the rainforest so that his knowledge would not be lost forever. Rosita Arvigo tells her story and shares her wisdom as she talks with Joe and Terry.
This Week’s Guest:
Rosita Arvigo is a doctor of naprapathy as well as an ethnobotanist and teacher. She has written nine books on the traditional healing of Central America, with the blessing of her mentor, Don Eligio of San Ignacio, Belize. They include Rainforest Remedies: 100 Healing Herbs of Belize; Rainforest Home Remedies: The Maya Way to Heal Your Body and Replenish Your Soul; Sastun: My Apprenticeship with a Maya Healer; and Medicinal Plants Used in Northern Guanajuato, among others.
Her enthusiasm has helped keep Don Eligio’s knowledge of remedies from the rainforest alive. Dr. Arvigo has been instrumental in cataloging and preserving thousands of healing plants and trees of Belize through the Belize Ethnobotany Project. She founded the Ix Chel Tropical Research Center in Belize along with the Arvigo Institute.
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