Historically, plants have been an important
element for the development of peoples; since sedentary
is given, the cultivation of plants came with him. This
historicality results in knowledge of a wide variety of
plant species whose main use is medicinal and thus the
development of a traditional health or medicine scheme.
This study shows 70 species of medicinal plants, grown
mostly in backyard, of importance to the family economy
and as an alternative to health care. The place of study is
Arriaga, Chiapas, Mexico, located in coastal area of the
Keywords : Medicinal Plants, Chiapas, Family Spending.