Medical plants growing in the Graveyard
I went with a Mexican friend to the graveyard and he started pointing out the trees with medicinal properties. This was all new to me;
either the locals planted them there or, and more likely; the locals removed the weeds and useless plants and allowed the medicinal trees to grow. Mexico never ceases to amaze me.
The Palo Mulato (B. gummifera, Pistacia simaruba) has anti-inflammatory properties and can be
used to treat gout.
The Macuil (tabebuia rosea) can be used to treat intestinal parasites, constipation, malaria and more.
It is the national tree of El Salvador.