We all know it’s important to preserve the Amazon. It’s plants are a source of many medicines. PlantMed is an organization that is working on keeping the relationship between the Amazon plant resources and our ability to use them alive.
The PlantMed website states “PlantMed is working with indigenous people in the Amazon to share their knowledge of medicinal plants with the world, before it’s lost forever due to the destruction of the rainforest. The Shipibo people of Peru and the Sápara people of Ecuador have joined forces with scientists and entrepreneurs from the U.S. to build the world’s first centers for the practice, research, and preservation of Amazonian plant medicine. We’re in a race against time. The healing power of the Amazon could be lost to the world forever—unless we help protect it now.”