This week with Club Balam we went on a trip to a Museum about Mayan medicine. These days when we are feeling under the weather we will most likely run to a pharmacy to grab an advil, or peptobismal or maybe vitamin C tablets. Although these work, we learned that most ailments can be cured with plants or herbs. It was very interesting to learn about all of the various plants that can cure anything from headaches to diarrhea (a lot cured diarrhea )
Here some of the kids are checking out the tiny sauna, also used for healing purposes. It was located in the Museums Herb Garden which both grew and explained the use for all of the various herbs they had their Garden.
Whether you are in New York or in Mexico there are always ways to skip the drug companies products and heal yourself the natural way. So all in all, very informative and fun day!