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Jan 26, 2013 ... The benefits to humanity of nature-derived medicines are .... Every day, some 80,000 acres of tropical rainforests are cleared, and .... About 30 PERCENT of our carbon emissions come from one thing, burning the rainforests.


DRUGS DERIVED FROM RAINFOREST PLANTS. Drug. Origin. Use. Quinine. cinchona tree (S. America). treat malaria. Neostigmine. Calabar bean (Africa?)


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 ...


More than 20% of the world's oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest. This has ... Currently, over 120 drugs come from plant-derived sources. Of the 3000 ...


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.


Jan 27, 2016 ... Tropical rainforest plants have produced thousands of lifesaving drugs, ... of all medicines found to have cancer-fighting properties come from ...


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 ...


Curare grows as a large liana, or vine, found in the canopy of the South American rainforest. Indigenous people used the crushed leaves and roots to make ...


Fun facts, information and pictures for kids about food and medicine in the rainforest: ... medicines that can make us feel better, come from plant-derived sources.


Feb 17, 2016 ... The Amazon rainforest is known for its rich biodiversity, but few realize ... a good alternative to clinically-produced psychotropic medications.