Sunday, March 18, 2012

 I belong to the Edible and Medicinal Plant study group. We meet once a month. Different local plants and herbs are shown, tasted and discussed. I believe that nature gives us healing plants in what ever local we live and I am curious what the high desert of San Miguel offers us for our health.

This month we met at the large municipal market where we met with a man who's grandmother began teaching him about herbs and how they are used in healing when he was 7 years old. He is well into his 60's now. He explained all of his herbs, mixtures and how to use them. I found it interesting that there were many mixtures for diabetes. Thanks to Coca Cola, and ignorance of nutrition for the rampant spread of that illness in Mexico. The original Mexican diet, couldn't be healthier.

The front of the market is mainly produce and flowers

Of course, there are always piƱtas