Rainforest and drugs

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Evelyn
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Rainforest and drugs

Post by Evelyn » Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:51 am

Does anyone know about the rainforest and drugs?
Thanks in advance

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Post by Linn » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:30 pm

Here is a few pages,
hope the link works if not,
or google: "Medicinal plants of the Amazon"
Make sure you use the "quote sign :)

http://aolsearch.aol.com/aol/search?inv ... +amazon%22

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Post by Lynn » Sat Apr 08, 2006 11:53 pm

The rainforest is a huge resource for the widest variety of drugs due to its large selection of plantlife.

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Post by February Beetle » Tue Apr 11, 2006 1:08 pm

I think another thing to bring up is that since there is so mucb biodiversity and unknown species in the rainforest that we might be able to find a better antibiotic (etc...) because a lot of our drugs are becoming less effective.
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Post by baikuza » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:32 pm

many natural drug come from the secondary metabolism of plants

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