Tropical Medicinal plants

This discussion topic submitted by Stephanie Bosze ( at 12:39 pm on 2/28/00. Additions were last made on Wednesday, April 19, 2000.

As I am a geologist by training, ecology in general is somewhat foreign to me, but something I think is important to understand and would be very complimentary to my geologic studies. I have always been fascinated with the vast potential the rainforests hold in terms of medicinal herbs and plants. I would like to review what medicines have been found in rainforest plants in the past, and touch on the the potential that the rainforests have for curing disease in the future. Since there is always a downside, I would also like to discuss the potential destruction of the rainforests that could occurr if knowledge of their resources was better known.

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