Tongva Medicinal Plants


This is a web-based catalog of medicinal plants used by the Tongva people. The Tongva are the native people of what is now the Los Angeles Basin in California. They are a small and vibrant society striving for national recognition and committed to sharing their traditional knowledge of medicinal plants.


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Tongva House, Santa Fe Springs, California

The Study Team
Mark Acuña, Tongva Consultant
Barbara Drake, Tongva Consultant
Mario Incayawar, M.D., M.Sc., Principal Investigator*
Lise Bouchard, Ph.D., Co-investigator

Zach Hurwitz
 , Research Assistant
Cristina Leal, Research Assistant

Funded by the Strategic Initiative Fund
Pitzer College

* Supported by a Faculty Fellowship grant from The John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation

The Brain, Mind, and Medicine: Cross-Cultural Perspectives Program at Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, and Harvey Mudd Colleges
Funded by The Henry R. Luce Foundation

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©  Mario Incayawar, M.D., 2010

Disclaimer: All material provided here is for educational purposes only. Consult your own physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.