Asclepio. 1997 ; 49(2): 185-98.
Depto. de Historia de AmÃ©rica, Universidad de Sevilla.
In this article the important herbalist knowledge that the native healers or behiques possessed in la EspaÃ±ola are pointed out. They concealed their herbalist knowledge as a means to preserve their priviledged social status, on the ather haud, es a rejection to the conquerors. Soon the spaniards realised the importance that the native herbalist knouledge had as an enterprise and began a profitable trade of liqueur and medicinal plants to the Iberian Peninsula.