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 ...
Jan 26, 2013 ... The benefits to humanity of nature-derived medicines are incalculable ..... of our
carbon emissions come from one thing, burning the rainforests.
One hectare (2.47 acres) of rainforest can contain over 750 types of trees, and
1500 species of ... Currently, over 120 drugs come from plant-derived sources.
Fun facts, information and pictures for kids about food and medicine in the ...
Oddizzi Where the world comes to life ... This kind of farming, of one crop on an
industrial scale, has radically reduced ... rainforest foods and medicines -rubber.
Do you know where chocolate comes from? Or avocados? ... 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 ... It
produces kapok , a kind of silk resistant to water which is used for stuffing life
jackets. This tree was ...
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 ...
Dec 21, 2012 ... Literally pages of these kinds of questions could be asked; and they are all
important. ... We can not expect to see a plethora of rain-forest remedies come ...
of rainforest medicinals by local shamans and herbal medicine men, ...
The National Cancer Institute says that more than two-thirds of all cancer-fighting
drugs come from rainforest plants. More discoveries are made each year.
Many of the powerful drugs used in modern medicines originated in plants. ...
might find cures for some of the world's deadliest diseases among rainforest
plants. ... Aloe vera is the thick juice of the aloe, a type of plant that comes from
Nov 4, 2009 ... Rainforest plants are an important source for our wellness and well-being. Many
of the plants used in traditional as well as modern medicines are ... of wild yam,
diosgenin is an active ingredient used in birth control pills.