Medicine Trees of the Tropics

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1983
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"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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tropics, trees, medicine, conservation, natural resources, reforestation
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