Plantas de Curación
This project uplifts anecdotal beliefs of scientific and medicinal uses for flora, focusing on practices from Mexico, my father’s homeland, and Puerto Rico where my mother is from. The book’s contents were collected from a combination of sources including: my family’s verbal recollection and practical use; my own memories; and research from various online and analog sources.
The resulting book is in both English and Spanish and includes several diagrams to support the text. The book is divided into three main sections based on the taxonomy of the medicinal plants. By creating this book, I am documenting this knowledge and establishing its importance as a living resource that illuminates the influence of shared knowledge and heritage.