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Author Balick, Michael J., 1952-

Title Messages from the gods : a guide to the useful plants of Belize / Michael J. Balick and Rosita Arvigo
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
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Contents Introduction and background -- Traditional healers, bushmasters and their sacred realm -- Traditional healers, bushmasters and their backgrounds -- Plants of Belize and their uses in ancient and contemporary times: an ethnobotanical compendium
Summary Despite its small size, Belize is one of the most ecologically diverse nations in Central America. Over 3,400 species of plants can be found here, within six different ecological life zones. Because of this, Belize is paradise for ecotourists, hosting over 300,000 visitors annually, who enjoy the natural habitat and friendly people of this nation. Many of the plants of Belize have a long history of being ""useful, "" with properties that have served traditional herbal healers of the region as well as modern medicinal applications. With Messages from the Gods: A Guide to the Useful Plants of Bel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Ethnobotany -- Belize
Healers -- Belize
Medicinal plants -- Belize
Traditional medicine -- Belize
Plants, Medicinal
Medicinal plants.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Botany.
Traditional medicine.
Form Electronic book
Author Arvigo, Rosita
ISBN 0199965757
Other Titles Guide to the useful plants of Belize