Don Eligio’s Niece Publishes Book on Maya Herbal Medicines

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Updated: April 12, 2016

Aurora Garcia Saqui of Maya Centre Village is a well-known natural Mayan healer. Today, Saqui released her second book, this one focusing on Maya Herbal Medicines. Saqui is one the five “Garcia Sisters” who is said to have begun slate carving in Belize. We spoke to Saqui and she told us what inspired her to write the book.

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Saqui’s great uncle is the famous Don Eligio Panti, who was known to be a natural healer in Belize. Before Panti passed away, he tutored Saqui and she spoke about some of the medicines that are included in the book.

AURORA GARCIA SAQUI

The book is available at local bookstores as well as on Amazon.