Research Projects
Medicinal Plants of Highland Chiapas Project

The LAE garden serves as a research facility investigating the horticultural requirements of the most utilized medicinal plants of Highland Chiapas. This is part of a collaborative applied program between researchers at the University of Georgia and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Chiapas, Mexico to encourage cultivation of these plants in Maya communities to improve primary health care and promote economic development. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia provides technical assistance with the cultivation.

Visit the pages below to view herbarium samples of several medicinal plants from the Chiapas project, most of which can also be found in the Latin American Ethnobotanical Garden.

Video Clips from Highland Chiapas Project
These video clips are saved in Quicktime .mov format. If your browser is unable to display them, visit this site to download the Quicktime Plug-in.
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All video ©1997 by El Colegio de la Frontera Sur.

Botanical ink drawings by Nicolas Hernández Ruíz

Ruíz is a self-taught artist and resident of Chiapas, Mexico. Click on each detail to view the full-size version.

Cordia dentata

Chenopodium ambrosiaides L.

Melia azedarach