Popular Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge
Laurisilva is a true repository of plants used for multiple purposes. Aromatic and medicinal plants are found in the indigenous vegetation providing Madeiran people with means to cure their maladies, skillfully sought and applied when necessary.
Manuel de Nóbrega, priest and botanist, shares his in-depth knowledge about medicinal plants. From the Nun’s Valley, we also talked to Maria de Sá, who shared some herbs folks use to make tea for healing. The video also features the botanists Francisco Fernandes and Raimundo Quintal.