This article presents the results of a study
conducted in Chamula, indigenous people of Chiapas,
Mexico. The study aimed to learn about the use of
medicinal plants as practices that have remained over
time. In Chiapas, the Mayan culture exposes this
knowledge in customs and customs, and specifically in
self-care of health. Indigenous peoples have developed
these medical uses and customs through the knowledge
of the human body, coexistence with their environment,
spirituality inserted into the magical-religious world.
Among the main findings: 1) The most commonly used
plants are chamomile (Chamomilla recutita), lemon tea
(Cymbopogon citratus), and linden tea (Tilia
platyphyllos). 2) The main health problems that are
treated with medicinal plants are: diseases or digestive
disorders (45%), respiratory problems (37%), nervous
system disturbances (35%), circulatory (27%) or
reproductive (26%).3) In the second decade of the 21st
century, traditional medicine practices are cultural
fields, objectively constructed with habitus that mark
lifestyles in socially classified system.
Keywords : Herbalism, Chiapas, Traditional Practices.