What to buy at Mercado de Sonora – Mexico city

The Mercado de Sonora in Mexico City is a MUST visit when visiting Mexico City

Images from the City Central Markets, Mexico City, January 2017

The Mercado de Sonora in Mexico City is a MUST visit when visiting Mexico City …. a longer post is coming up next week. The love of the dog lives on wherever you go in Mexico

What makes this market different and famous are the aisles dedicated to medicinal plants, magic and the occult, which are only two located in the back of the large nave. This part of the market attracts customers from most socioeconomic levels, as well as tourists.[3] as it is promoted in various guide books The two types of products, herbal medicines and magical/occult items, are not completely separate, as for centuries traditional Mexican herbal medicine has been strongly linked with religious and magic practices. The variety of medicinal plants sold is vast and include avocado leaves for inflammations, chiranthodendron for the heart, jacaranda flowers for the stomach and more. There is also dried rattlesnake, which is considered a medicine against cancer, dried skunk to “strengthen the blood,” and starfish. Plant items more strongly associated with magic and religion include crosses of ocote wood for good luck, chains of garlic to ward off evil and a seed called “deer’s eye” to protect against the “evil eye.”

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