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Rainforest - Wikipedia


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...

Owed to Nature: Medicines from Tropical Forests - Rainforest Trust


Jan 26, 2013 ... The benefits to humanity of nature-derived medicines are incalculable ..... of our carbon emissions come from one thing, burning the rainforests.

What medicines come from the rainforest? | Reference.com


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.

Medicines of the Rainforest Part 2 - Rainforest Education


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 ...

Amazon Rainforest Facts | Medicine Hunter


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.

Medicines Derived from Rainforest Plants - Rainforests


DRUGS DERIVED FROM RAINFOREST PLANTS ... leukemia, Hogkin's disease. Cortisone. wild yams (Central America). active ingredient in birth control pills ...

Rainforest Medicine - Healing Medicines From The Amazon


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.

Food and Medicine in the rainforest for kids - Oddizzi


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 sources.

Many of the Amazon plants are medicine plants


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 ...

Aricles on Rainforest Medicinal Plants


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, ...