Fitokemia is now working in Purmamarca, La Quebrada de Humahuaca, exploring medicinal plants.
Our interest focuses not only on the geographical characteristics and the components of the soil that determine the evolution of the vegetables species. There are other factors of a more spiritual nature that call our attention. They are the magical attributes of some plants and the rituals that accompany their medicinal effects.
Such is the case of the “sahumos” (plants that smoke when lit).
We are also investigating how different plants are combined together for healing effects, a secret of the ancient communities.
You will find further information in the following sections.
The pictures show the entrance to the “Quebrada” and the sown fields of Maimará.