- Well, we can learn so much from horticulture. We can learn regarding various other countries as well as we can even discover concerning the medicine that they commonly make from all of the plants that they grow. Well, I go to the Latin American Studies Garden at Vanderbilt, and Avery, inform me what is taking place here? -
Yeah, so this is our Ethnobotanical Garden. So we have actually overcome 50 types of plants that are all indigenous to Latin America as well as that are either made use of for medicinal or cooking objectives. There's a couple of plants that serve mainly as decorative purposes, yet every one of these plants are belonging to Latin America. And also I would certainly love to tell you concerning several of the medicinal uses. - Oh, my gosh, yes. So, this has the most lovely leaves. Tell me everything about it.- So, this is recognized- This plant is indigenous to Mexico and Central America and also it's called yerba santo, santa in those areas. As well as it contains safroil, which you might know is the energetic ingredient in the sasafrass root that was generally used to make origin beer. We now recognize that safroil is a health hazard, yet it does provide this really sharp, spicy, anise-like taste that's extremely tasty. Therefore, among making uses of this fallen leave, along with its cooking uses, is that it can be placed on your skin directly to look after any skin parasites. - Well, Avery, for a Latin American garden, I'm seeing all examples that know to me, like this milk week, here.