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​The Q’eqchi’ Maya of Belize have an intensive pharmacopoeia of medicinal crops used ordinarily for reproductive wellbeing and fitness and fertility, using greater than 60 plant species for those wellbeing and fitness remedies. Ten species have been chosen for research in their estrogenic job utilizing a reporter gene assay. 9 of the species have been estrogenic, 4 of the species have been additionally antiestrogenic, and of the extracts have been cytotoxic to the MCF-7 breast melanoma phone line. Women’s therapeutic traditions are being misplaced within the Q’eqchi’ groups of Belize at an speeded up cost, as a result of a mixture of things together with: migration from Guatemala disrupting conventional strains of information transmission; perceived disapproval through biomedical specialists; women’s constrained mobility because of family tasks; and absence of self belief stemming from the devaluation of women’s wisdom. Q’eqchi’ medicinal plant wisdom is extremely gendered with men and women utilizing varied species in conventional well-being remedies. Revitalizing women’s therapeutic practices is key for preserving the conventional wisdom had to supply entire healthcare for Belize’s indigenous groups.

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