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www.rainforesttrust.org/news/owed-to-nature-medicines-from-tropical-forests

Jan 26, 2013 ... Our debt to the biosphere is even more dramatically revealed when we look at cancer medications: a remarkable three-quarters of anti-cancer ...

rainforests.mongabay.com/10drugs.htm

Drug. Origin. Use. Quinine. cinchona tree (S. America). treat malaria. Neostigmine. Calabar bean (Africa?) used to treat glaucoma and provides a blueprint for ...

www.adventure-life.com/amazon/articles/medicinal-treasures-of-the-rainforest

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.

www.reference.com/health/medicines-come-rainforest-d24f29e3b8b23a2f

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 ...

www.medicinehunter.com/amazon-rainforest-facts

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 ...

kidszoo.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Rain-Forest-Products.pdf

Learning about products that come from the rain forest. Grades 3-6 ... One-fourth of all medicine in use today is derived from plants. • 70% of the plants ...

www.livingrainforest.org/visit/school-visits/rainforest-medicines

This tour will look at the medicinal uses and potential of rainforest plants and animals. It will also explore what the term 'medicine' means to people from different ...

www.rainforestcruises.com/jungle-blog/top-10-medicinal-plants-of-the-amazon

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

www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/physical-features/ecosystems/rainforests/food-and-medicine

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.