Peru Ethnobotany

We have been conducting research in Peru for over a decade, combining archaeology, chemistry, anthropology, ethnobotany and botany to gain a thorough understanding of the "Central Health Axis" - the exceptionally rich heritage of plant use in northern Peru. Biologically, the border region of Ecuador and Peru is one of the Earth's most biologically diverse areas, and thus a "hotspot of biodiversity" par excellence. 


Studying ethnobotany and use-potential of medicinal plants in northern Peru

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Plant diversity and plant use in Amazonas, Peru – investigating the flora of the Warriors of the Clouds