ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 3, Número 2. Jul-Dic 2006

CONTRIBUTIONS OF RURAL WOMEN TO KNOWLEDGE OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN MÉXICO. GENDER ANALYSIS

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This article presents the wide knowledge that women have about medicinal plants and uses they have given them to cure the most common illnesses in the municipality of Santa María Nativitas, Tlaxcala. Botanical studies with a gender perspective highlight the different ways that men and women have of relating to natural resources. It is important to show women's wisdom regarding medicinal plants, but it is also important to point our that there are women who know about timber-yielding and commercial plants, just like there are men who are healing men and midwives. It is concluded that there is no need to label men and women into traditional roles in regards to their knowledge of plants, but rather that it is important to detect and value the contributions that both genders bring to botanical knowledge.

Palabras clave: Botany, rural development, traditional medicine

Volumen 3, Número 2

Volumen 3, Número 2
Jul-Dic 2006


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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