Tribal Medicine

  • Indigenous healthcare

    It has been found that local ethnobotanical knowledge helps keep the Tsimane tribe in Bolivia, fit. The people use plants for medicines, firewood, construction, tools and food. For instance, the sap from stems of a plant <i>Serjania tenuifolia,</i> when released in water bodies, affects fish. They cannot breathe and float on the surface and are then collected for food. <br>