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Medicine Trees of the Tropics

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Levingston, Robin; Zamora, Rogelio
Journal: Unasylva
Volume: 35
Page(s): 7-11
Date: 1983
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8426
Sector: Forestry
Subject(s): tropics
natural resources
Abstract: "Medicinal plants play an important role in the lives of rural people' particularly in remote parts of developing countries with few health facilities. Tropical forests are the source of a large proportion of the world's recognized medicinal plants. It is variously estimated that there are between 200000 and 700000 species of tropical flowering plants. Such a wealth of identified species, which have been in no sense thoroughly investigated, constitutes an enormous potential source of plant-derived chemicals useful to man."

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