Análisis de la literatura sobre plantas medicinales en Costa Rica (1930-2001)


  • Mildred García-González Departamento de Fisiología, Escuela de Medicina, Universidad de Costa Rica
  • Carlos Morales Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica, 2060 San José, Costa Rica.



Plantas medicinales, estudios fitoquímicos, etnobotánica, Costa Rica


A total of 416 publications on medicinal plants from Costa Rica are compiled from the period 1930- 2001. These publications are classified and analysed according to publication date, kind, thematics, and names of plant families and genera with the greatest numbers of studies. The decade with most publications is the 1990`s (122 works, 29% of total), and 217 works (52%) of the revised literature correspond to investigations made by students of the University of Costa Rica in the frame of graduate studies. Phytochemistry, with 292 works, represents 70% of the studies on medicinal plants. Asteraceae is the plant family with the greatest number of studies (47); the most studied genera are Citrus (Rutaceae) and Quassia (Simaroubaceae), both with 14 references. 


Download data is not yet available.



How to Cite

García-González, M., & Morales, C. (2015). Análisis de la literatura sobre plantas medicinales en Costa Rica (1930-2001). Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 5(1).