In the corridors of San José’s Mercado Cental (Central Market) you can find stalls with decades of being there, passing hands from one generation to another. Such is the case with home remedies, where many come in search of medicial plants to cure their ills.

Diabetes, gastritis, cholesterol, obesity and even cancer problems are some of the diseases that people turn to home remedies to solve, seeking out plants to help them.

To learn more about home remedies medicinal plants in a study by the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (Inbio) – National Biodiversity Institute – called  “Plantas al Servicio de la Salud” describes a range of symptoms and ways of preparing to fight diseases.


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