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Uso de Plantas Medicinales en los Andes Norte del Perú presents a selection of medicinal plants and their uses, based on knowledge of the population of Pusac, St. Vincent de Paul and Uchucmarca , and documented by Martina Monigatti for her master`s thesis in biology. In addition, this small book is a gift back to the native people in thanks for their sharing of knowledge, and returning to them a book in written form.
In the Nagoya Protocol, several states have agreed that natural resources such as plants and ethnobotanical knowledge, belong to the country of origin and to the indigenous people. Foreigners who gain access to those resources must share the results and benefits with the people owning the knowledge.