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  • (i) Cultivo de plantas medicinales tropicales y subtropicales utilizadas en la farmacopea kallawaya, utilizando invernaderos implementados en la Provincia Bautista Saavedra.

    Chapter 9

  • (i) Investigacin sobre aspectos socioeconmicos y culturales de la medicina kallawaya, practicada por los herbolarios itinerantes de la Provincia Saavedra del Departamento de La Paz.

    Chapter 9


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  • Thanks for the reference, John. Fascinating stuff.

    September 20, 2007

  • "Many of the 113 languages in the region from the Andes Mountains into the Amazon basin are poorly known and are giving way to Spanish or Portuguese, or in a few cases, a more dominant indigenous language. In this area, for example, a group known as the Kallawaya use Spanish or Quechua in daily life, but also have a secret tongue mainly for preserving knowledge of medicinal plants, some previously unknown to science."

    -New York Times, September 19, 2007

    September 20, 2007