Some medicines that come from the rain forest include theophylline, vincristine and Mevacor. Plants in the rain forest contain compounds that are used to treat dozens of diseases a...
Many of our original medicines were derived from plants - and many that we still
... In the Amazon, visitors have come to learn about plant medicines from Don ...
DRUGS DERIVED FROM RAINFOREST PLANTS ...
Jan 26, 2013 ... The benefits to humanity of nature-derived medicines are incalculable ..... of our
carbon emissions come from one thing, burning the rainforests.
The Amazon Rainforest stretches over a billion acres in Brazil, Venezuela,
Columbia, and the ... Currently, over 120 drugs come from plant-derived sources.
And according to the U.S. National Cancer Institute, more than two-thirds of all
medicines found to have cancer-fighting properties come from rainforest plants.
Fun facts, information and pictures for kids about food and medicine in the
rainforest: 80% of the developed world's food originally came from rainforests. ...
drugs, medicines that can make us feel better, come from plant-derived sources.
The Rainforests host over half the world's species and indigenous peoples use
them for medicine. About 7000 of today's medicines are from plants.
Dec 21, 2012 ... We can not expect to see a plethora of rain-forest remedies come ... of rainforest
medicinals by local shamans and herbal medicine men, barely ...
... if we stop deforestation. PLANTS OF THE AMAZON RAINFOREST ... Curare is
used in medicine as a muscle relaxant and in Parkinson's disease. Kapok Tree.