Rainforests are forests characterized by high rainfall, with annual rainfall
between 250 and 450 centimetres (98 and 177 in). There are two types of
rainforest: tropical rainforest and temperate rai...
Jan 26, 2013 ... The benefits to humanity of nature-derived medicines are incalculable ..... of our
carbon emissions come from one thing, burning the rainforests.
Some medicines that come from the rain forest include theophylline, vincristine
and Mevacor. ... Mevacor is a type of lovastatin, Lescol is a type of fluvast.
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 ...
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.
DRUGS DERIVED FROM RAINFOREST PLANTS ... leukemia, Hogkin's disease.
Cortisone. wild yams (Central America). active ingredient in birth control pills ...
The Rainforests host over half the world's species and indigenous peoples use ...
be without diosgenin and cortisone, the active ingredients in birth control pills.
Nuts such as Brazil, cashew and macadamia originated from the rainforests
along with ... This kind of farming, of one crop on an industrial scale, has radically
reduced ... medicines that can make us feel better, come from plant-derived
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 ...
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, ...