This paper sets out the results of research on
uses and customs in relation to medicinal plants. It was
held in Comitán de Domínguez, Chiapas, Mexico, a
middle city located in an area bordering the Republic of
Guatemala. In this country, the use of medicinal plants
is an important part of culture from origin to the
present day, despite the relevance of allopathic
medicine and the pharmaceutical industry that
supports it. The uses and customs related to the health
care of the Mayan peoples are based on the great
diversity of flora and fauna of the region. Specifically,
medicinal plants are commonly used and are mostly
cultivated by families for self-consumption.
Keywords : Medicinal Plants, Chiapas, Traditional Practices.