Herbal Medicine Mayan Traditions

Guatemala Herbal Medicine Mayan Traditions we offer at our Lake Atitlán Herbal Medicine Workshop e a wonderful opportunity to learn about traditional healing practices and the uses of medicinal plants.

Lake Atitlán, located in Guatemala, is known for its natural beauty and the indigenous cultures that reside in the surrounding areas. Herbal Medicine Mayan Traditions are cultures that have a deep connection with the natural world and often incorporate herbal medicine into their healing traditions.

Lake Atitlan Mayan Cacao Ceremonies

Guatemala Herbal Medicine Workshop

TRIP DURATION: roughly 6 hours per day

TRIP LOCATION: Lake Atitlan, San Pedro, San Juan



One day, $150 (Q1175.00) – 1 person (private)

One Day $100 (Q785.00) – per person – 2 or more, Max 4 persons.


Bring a camera, water, snacks, sun protection (hat, shades, sunscreen), good walking shoes or sneakers are recommended (no flip-flops), and be prepared to have an incredible adventure!

Herbal Medicine Mayan Traditions workshops
Guatemala Herbal Medicine Mayan

Herbal Medicine Mayan Traditions workshops happening at Lake Atitlán, I can provide you with some general information about herbal medicine workshops and what you might expect to learn.

  1. Herbal Medicine Knowledge: Workshops usually cover the basics of herbal medicine, including the identification and uses of various medicinal plants. You may learn about the different plant parts used for healing, such as leaves, roots, or flowers, and how to prepare them for medicinal purposes.
  2. Plant Identification: Understanding how to identify different plants is crucial in herbal medicine. Workshops often include field trips where participants learn to recognize plants in their natural habitats and understand their unique characteristics.
  3. Medicine Making: Herbal medicine workshops often focus on teaching participants how to create their own herbal remedies. This may involve processes such as drying herbs, making tinctures, creating herbal teas, or preparing salves and ointments.
  4. Traditional Healing Practices: Workshops in a culturally rich place like Lake Atitlán may incorporate traditional healing practices from the indigenous Mayan culture. This could include ceremonies, rituals, or spiritual aspects related to herbal medicine.
  5. Ethical Harvesting and Sustainability: A responsible approach to herbal medicine involves understanding the importance of sustainable harvesting and conservation of medicinal plants. Workshops may emphasize ethical practices to ensure the long-term availability of these resources.

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