Herbal Vendor in San Ignacio 2

Herbal Vendor in Belize

The image portrays a local herbalist at the San Ignacio market in Belize. The local vendor continues his family’s practice of making “bush medicines” for treating common ailments. In Belize, traditional medicinal practices are in danger of dying out as fewer locals are interested in the benefits of herbal medicines, and there is also less interest by the younger generation to continue the practice of preparing herbal remedies.