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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. ... of years of accumulated knowledge come completely and irreversibly to an end.

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.edtechlens.com/blog/rainforest-kids-science-rainforest-medicine-cabinet

The World's Medicine Cabinet. A quarter of the ingredients in medications come from rainforest plants. Lapacho is the best-known remedy used in the U.S. from ...

www1.udel.edu/chem/C465/senior/fall00/DrugDiscovery/MedicinesfromtheRainforest.html

Medicines from the Rainforest: Biodiversity and Biologically Active Natural Products. As immobile organisms, plants must defend themselves by thwarting or  ...

positivemed.com/2015/04/13/rainforest-plants-used-in-medical-treatments

Apr 13, 2015 ... Twenty five percent of all current western medicines are derived from plants found in the rainforest. It is estimated that medical researchers ...