Lower Dover Field Station & Jungle Lodge

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Mayan Medicinal Plant Trail

Mayan Medicinal Trail

Mayan Medicinal Trail

Medicinal Plant Trail: Our medicinal plant trail identifies over 100 different trees, vines, and ferns that have been used since Mayan times for traditional holistic uses.  It is amazing to learn about where the many synthetic drugs we regularly take are derived. It is even more amazing to learn about the story of a former employee’s cervical cancer battle and her recovery following a treatment with a plant found growing on the many Cahoun Palm trees at Lower Dover and throughout Belize.  Further fun facts about the Belize’s past in the rubber and chicle industry are sure to fascinate. The 80 jungle acres of untouched jungle are a site to see and we are happy to protect its pristine state for future generations to enjoy!