J Ethnopharmacol. 1980 Dec; 2(4): 345-64.
Maya medicinal plants of San Jose Succotz, Belize.
The traditional use of plants for medicine was studied in the Maya village of San JosÃ© Succotz, Belize. Sixty-four species were collected and 106 remedies are described. The ethnobotany of Succotz is discussed in relation to traditional concepts of medicine, ritual and magic in treatment of illnesses, and biochemically active constituents of the plants. Use of plants in Belize and the Yucatan is compared.