:Los Guardianes de las Tradiciones Medicinales Ancestrales/
Keepers of Herbal Traditions
After Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico has struggled to regain strength in its infrastructure, economic independence and most importantly, healthcare access. It is a right of the people to receive health options that provide long term benefits and healing in their hearts and minds. The people who suffer the most are located in rural areas within the interior of the island; however the whole island must be restored to health both physically and mentally. We know that healthy people can contribute greatly to rebuilding efforts, a sustainable economy, and local business to help rebuild the communities and infrastructure of Puerto Rico.
The Keepers of Herbal Traditions works to provide immediate holistic care through education and clinics providing herbal and nutritional consultations throughout the island. We also serve by offering long term strategies and interventions to increase wellness and wellbeing via holistic health and nutrition education. We are working to offer professional training and workshops to interested groups to learn community herbalism and medicinal plant growing as a benefit for self and family care in our communities.
We hope to expand our clinic to meet the needs of community visiting various parts of the island every week. KHT works with town officials to organize clinics in public locations such as schools or community housing projects where needs are greatest. In the same vein, work with interested community members in training herbalism and growing medicinal gardens for nutrition and herbal benefits.
HWB Puerto Rico
Above: HWB Puerto Rico Free Clinic day, with Ola Obasi, Chapter & Clinic Coordinator