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Plants for Healthcare


Alonso Quesada Hernández
National Herbarium of Costa Rica

The 28 plant tabs in this publication show: descriptions, symptoms or diseases they fight, how to prepare them for their consumption and how to grow them, so the readers have a solution to their conditions and their families’ and they feel motivated to grow them at home or in their communities.

 This work has information on native plants whose medical use is unknown.  It also has information on plants that are widely used but that are not properly manipulated, which limits the reach of their potential.