Mapuche Ancestral Medicine

The Mapuche people are recognized by their knowledge on healing properties offered by nature, through diverse vegetable species,such as plants and nativeherbs. In the region there are diverse locations to visit medicinal gardens where mainly women, with a vast knowledge, prepare their medicines to ease the inhabitants in their communities and the visitors who need it too. The most used plants and herbs are: Llantén, Boldo, Michay, Pehuén and Matico, to name a few.