Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest

During a working visit to Brazil, Dr. Thomas David was given a packet of leaves and bark by a native patient as thanks for his work, and a shaman gave him a recipe for a tea used by the rainforest people to treat a variety of ailments.

Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest

Author: Thomas David

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892817467

Page: 143

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A doctor's astounding story of promising new treatments from the rainforests of Brazil for diseases that compromise the immune system. During a working visit to Brazil, Dr. Thomas David was given a packet of leaves and bark by a native patient as thanks for his work, and a shaman gave him a recipe for a tea used by the rainforest people to treat a variety of ailments. Dr. David began using these plants in his clinical research in Europe and soon discovered that they were producing amazing results among patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases that compromise the immune system. Preliminary studies performed at Stanford and Harvard have substantiated his findings, bringing Dr. David international attention for his groundbreaking work. Dr. David's story is significant not only for its account of research that may herald a major breakthrough in curing diseases that have been the scourge of the modern world, but also for its emphasis on the vast and largely unrecognized pharmacopoeia of the rainforest that is in imminent danger of being lost forever.

The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs

Here is a unique book that offers a blend of ancient and modern knowledge in an accessible reference format.

The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs

Author: Leslie Taylor

Publisher: Square One Pub

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Page: 519

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Rainforests contain an amazing abundance of plant life—over half of the planet's vegetation. For centuries, tribal shamans have successfully used these botanicals as remedies for various health disorders. Now, scientists have begun to uncover the medicinal qualities of these plants, which offer new approaches to health and healing. The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs is a unique guide to these herbs and their uses. Detailing more than seventy rainforest botanicals, this book presents the history of the herbs' uses by indigenous peoples and describes current usage by natural health practitioners throughout the world. Discover Amazon healers' traditional knowledge, as well as the clinical studies that support what shamans have known for ages. Essential dosage and preparation methods are provided, while at-a-glance tables help you locate the best botanicals for each disorder. Here is a unique book that offers a blend of ancient and modern knowledge in an accessible reference format.

Wonders of the Rainforest

Forest Nasties and Goodies Tropical rainforests are home to many Some of the ... can turn out to be very dangerous to humans! miracle medicines Madagascar P ...

Wonders of the Rainforest

Author: Jane Bourke

Publisher: Ready-Ed Publications

ISBN: 1863976434

Page: 61

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Endangered Species

... translator ) 1997 Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest : A Doctor ' s
Revolutionary Work with Cancer and AIDS Patients . Rochester : Healing Arts
Press . Davis , E . Wade 1985 The Serpent and the Rainbow . New York : Simon
and Schuster .

Endangered Species

Author: Janice Harper

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Page: 273

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Endangered Species: Health, Illness and Death among Madagascar's People of the Forest is an ethnographic study of a group of people living in a forested region in Madagascar. These people have been targeted for recent conservation and development initiatives intended to protect species biodiversity. Although international aid dollars are tied to national conservation policy, very little has been written on how these policies are affecting the people who live in Madagascar. Based on anthropological research in a village located on the periphery of a U.S.-funded national park, and further supported with archival and library research, this study shows how concepts of culture have been misused by policy makers to promote park objectives, while misunderstandings arising from the use of ethnic stereotypes have contributed to serious health and economic problems for people living in the forest region. Many policy-makers fail to appreciate the actual ways that people live and farm in the forest, and how they negotiate their quest for health. Janice Harper suggests that lineage and social class rather than ethnic heritage are more relevant to the ways that people access and interact with the land, forest, and strategic resources. How this interaction shapes health and healthcare is one of the most poignant and compelling of many contributions to anthropological knowledge made by this study. This book would be appropriate for use in courses on anthropology, African studies, or environmental studies.

Fight Cancer with Vitamins and Supplements

... Natural Breakthrough Treatment for Arthritis , Alzheimers & Cancer by James B. LaValle , R.Ph. , N.M.D. , C.C.N. Miracle Medicines of the Rainforest A ...

Fight Cancer with Vitamins and Supplements

Author: Kedar N. Prasad

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819492

Page: 178

View: 401

The authors explain the latest studies in this cutting-edge field, give you a simple nutritional program to follow, and separate the facts from the myths on the most promising anticancer compounds, including the antioxidants coenzyme-Q10 and lipoic acid and herbs such as green tea and garlic.

Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

Where else but on the Matacão could one expect to find such a miracle drug? This alone was testimony to the great unknown value of tropical plants and ...

Through the Arc of the Rain Forest

Author: Karen Tei Yamashita

Publisher: Coffee House Press

ISBN: 1566895049

Page: 216

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Yamashita “blends the . . . surrealism of Garcia Marquez, bizarre science fiction . . . à la Stanislaw Lem, and a gift for satirizing . . . that recalls Heller of Catch-22” (Publishers Weekly). This freewheeling black comedy features a bizarre cast of characters, including a Japanese man with a ball floating six inches in front of his head, an American CEO with three arms, and a Brazilian peasant who discovers the art of healing by tickling one’s earlobe with a feather. By the end of this hilarious tale, they each have risen to the heights of wealth and fame, before arriving at disasters—both personal and ecological— that destroy the rain forest and all birds of Brazil. “Fluid and poetic as well as terrifying.” —New York Times Book Review “Dazzling . . . A seamless mixture of magic realism, satire and futuristic fiction.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Impressive . . . A flight of fancy through a dreamlike Brazil.” —Village Voice “Surreal and misty, sweeping from one high-voltage scene to another.” —LA Weekly “Amuses and frightens at the same time.” —Newsday “Incisive and funny, this book yanks our chains and makes us see the absurdity that rules our world.” —Booklist (starred review) “Expansive and ambitious . . . Incredible and complicated.” —Library Journal

Calypso Log

MARK PLOTKIN / WORLD WILDLIFE FUND A FLOWER , MIRACLE DRUGS ,
AND THE QUESTION OF OWNERSHIP ... Eli Lilly , the drug company that current
rates of deforestation , half a percent of the rain forests made this discovery ...

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The Ethnobotany of Eden

Rethinking the Jungle Medicine Narrative Robert A. Voeks ... the Madagascar periwinkle (also known as the rosy periwinkle), the miracle drug of the decade.

The Ethnobotany of Eden

Author: Robert A. Voeks

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022654785X

Page: 336

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In the mysterious and pristine forests of the tropics, a wealth of ethnobotanical panaceas and shamanic knowledge promises cures for everything from cancer and AIDS to the common cold. To access such miracles, we need only to discover and protect these medicinal treasures before they succumb to the corrosive forces of the modern world. A compelling biocultural story, certainly, and a popular perspective on the lands and peoples of equatorial latitudes—but true? Only in part. In The Ethnobotany of Eden, geographer Robert A. Voeks unravels the long lianas of history and occasional strands of truth that gave rise to this irresistible jungle medicine narrative. By exploring the interconnected worlds of anthropology, botany, and geography, Voeks shows that well-intentioned scientists and environmentalists originally crafted the jungle narrative with the primary goal of saving the world’s tropical rainforests from destruction. It was a strategy deployed to address a pressing environmental problem, one that appeared at a propitious point in history just as the Western world was taking a more globalized view of environmental issues. And yet, although supported by science and its practitioners, the story was also underpinned by a persuasive mix of myth, sentimentality, and nostalgia for a long-lost tropical Eden. Resurrecting the fascinating history of plant prospecting in the tropics, from the colonial era to the present day, The Ethnobotany of Eden rewrites with modern science the degradation narrative we’ve built up around tropical forests, revealing the entangled origins of our fables of forest cures.

Governing the Rainforest

Similarly, the narrative of the rainforest as a 'pharmacopeia' wherein a bounty of miracle cures are held within a de-nationalized space present an ...

Governing the Rainforest

Author: Eve Z. Bratman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190949392

Page: 304

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Sustainable development is often thought of as a product that can be obtained by following a prescribed course of interventions. Rather than conceptualizing it as a sweet spot of economic, ecological, and social balance, sustainable development is an ongoing process of embroilments requiring constant negotiation of often-competing aims. Sustainable development politics yield highly uneven results among different members of society and different geographic areas. As this book argues, such imbalances mean that sustainable development processes often prioritize economic over environmental goals, perpetuating and reinforcing economic and political inequalities. Governing the Rainforest looks at development and conservation efforts in the Brazilian Amazon, where the government and corporate interests bump up against those of environmentalists and local populations. This book asks why sustainable development continues to be such a powerful and influential idea in the region, and what impact it has had on various political and economic interests and geographic areas. In other words, as Eve Z. Bratman argues, sustainable development is a political practice in itself. This book offers detailed case study analysis, including of the creation of vast conservation corridors, the construction of one of the largest hydroelectric plants in the world, and new forms of land settlement projects. Based on a decade of Bratman's ethnographic fieldwork throughout Brazil, and particularly along the Trans-Amazonian Highway, Governing the Rainforest offers a fresh take on sustainable development within a multi-level analysis of actors, discourses, and practices.

Shamanic Plant Medicine Ayahuasca

Other rainforest plants There are, of course, thousands of plants in the ... It is alsowhy stories of 'miracle cures' froma single drink of ayahuasca should ...

Shamanic Plant Medicine   Ayahuasca

Author: Ross Heaven

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782792481

Page: 138

View: 335

The Shamanic Plant Medicine series acts as an introduction to specific teacher plants used by shamans in a variety of cultures to facilitate spirit communion, healing, divination and personal discovery, and which are increasingly known, used and respected in Western society by modern shamans as a means of connecting to spirit. Ayahuasca is the shamanic medicine of the Amazonian rainforest and has been used by shamans for millennia to induce visionary states wherein they astrally travel to other locations, see the future or carry out healings for others. It is increasingly used in the West and is perhaps the best known of shamanic plant teachers.

American Book Publishing Record

629.442094 Miracle cures . 615.535 Mind - murders 1 ( Van de Wetering ) FIC
Mind , music & imagery . 781.11 Miracle from the streets . 248.246092 Miracle
medicines of the rainforest . Mind of African strategists . 658.009662 615.320981
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Bridges Between Tradition and Innovation in Ethnomedicine

Fed by science and nurtured by longdormant concepts, the rainforest medicinal issue has ... Medicine Man,” the notion that miracle cures for society's most ...

Bridges Between Tradition and Innovation in Ethnomedicine

Author: Maria Costanza Torri

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400711136

Page: 222

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Community-based enterprises are the result of a process in which the community acts entrepreneurially to create and operate a new enterprise embedded in its existing social structure and network. This book argues that community-based enterprise could represent a strategy for fostering sustainable local development while at the same time maintaining traditional knowledge in ethnomedicine and conserving the local ecosystems.

Miracle Herbs

This book tells the story of physicians and scientists working with ancient natural secrets to find new and highly effective medicine.

Miracle Herbs

Author: Stephen Holt

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806521244

Page: 288

View: 782

Herbal medicine is as old as the rain forests and as current as today's headlines. Americans spend billions each year on herbal products. What can all these herbs do for us? The authors lucidly demonstrate the efficacy of herbals and other highly touted alternative medicines. In clinical trials, herbs have elicited stunning turnabouts in heart disease, cancer, and -- perhaps most dramatically -- in viral diseases such as AIDS. This book tells the story of physicians and scientists working with ancient natural secrets to find new and highly effective medicine. Readers are educated about health care options that enable them to judge for themselves whether the claims for commercially prepared herbs are accurate.

People of the Tropical Rain Forest

Out of the rain forests have also come drugs that changed the course of civilization ... are true miracle drugs for the treatment of childhood leukemia .

People of the Tropical Rain Forest

Author: Julie Sloan Denslow

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520062955

Page: 231

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Looks at the depiction of tropical rain forests in movies and art, discusses government policy, business exploitation, and the future of the rain forest, and describes the lives of forest people in South America, Africa, and Asia

History of Medicine

... scientists to imagine other miracle cures lurking in the bushes. ... More recently, the destruction of the rain forest has led to a certain panic over ...

History of Medicine

Author: Jacalyn Duffin

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802095569

Page: 495

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Jacalyn Duffin's History of Medicine has for ten years been one of the leading texts used to teach medical and nursing students the history of their profession. It has also been widely used in history courses and by general readers. An accessible overview of medical history, this new edition is greatly expanded, including more information on medicine in the United States, Great Britain, and in other European countries. The book continues to be organized conceptually around the major fields of medical endeavor such as anatomy, pharmacology, obstetrics, and psychiatry and has grown to include a new chapter on public health. Years of pedagogic experience, medical developments, and reader feedback have led to new sections throughout the book on topics including bioethics, forensics, genetics, reproductive technology, clinical trials, and recent outbreaks of BSE, West Nile Virus, SARS, and anthrax. Up to date and filled with pithy examples and teaching tools such as a searchable online bibliography, History of Medicine continues to demonstrate the power of historical research to inform current health care practice and enhance cultural understanding.

Landscape Process and Power

Several years later, the notion that indigenous medicinal plant knowledge ... associate the rainforest as a source of 'miracle cures' (Alexiades 2004).

Landscape  Process and Power

Author: Serena Heckler

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 085745613X

Page: 289

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In recent years, the field of study variously called local, indigenous or traditional environmental knowledge (TEK) has experienced a crisis brought about by the questioning of some of its basic assumptions. This has included reassessing notions that scientific methods can accurately elicit and describe TEK or that incorporating it into development projects will improve the physical, social or economic well-being of marginalized peoples. The contributors to this volume argue that to accurately and appropriately describe TEK, the historical and political forces that have shaped it, as well as people's day-to-day engagement with the landscape around them must be taken into account. TEK thus emerges, not as an easily translatable tool for development experts, but as a rich and complex element of contemporary lives that should be defined and managed by indigenous and local peoples themselves.

Information Technology in Business

... Rational drug design will never entirely replace the traditional quest for miracle
cures in places like the rain forests . Such compounds as the cancer drug taxol ,
derived from the Pacific yew tree , are simply too complex to create by computer ...

Information Technology in Business

Author: James A. Senn

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN:

Page: 800

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This second edition focuses on the way Information Technology is transforming the way people do business and how IT impacts their personal lives. The book's emphasis is on the way information technology is used and applied for problem-solving, the new and emerging technologies as they are being implemented in real organizations, applications to personal and professional practice, and the challenges and opportunities of IT in international business situations. For people interested in computers, computer literacy, information systems, or information technology.

Healthy Healing

Medicine's Latest Miracle Acupuncture . ” The Natural Way . 1995 Steefel , Lorraine R.N ... Cures from the Rainforest Pharmacy . 1995 Arnold , Kathryn .

Healthy Healing

Author: Linda G. Rector-Page

Publisher: Healthy Healing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781884334856

Page: 477

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The latest information on preventive therapies and natural healing. Over 1/2 million copies sold.

Annual Editions

Those in the rich world who wish to preserve pandas , or hunt for miracle drugs in
the rainforest , should pay for their predilections . However , where there are
strong scientific indications of unsustainability , we must act on behalf of the
future ...

Annual Editions

Author: John L. Allen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073515427

Page: 209

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This twenty-fifth edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.

Linda Page s Healthy Healing

Medicine's Latest Miracle Acupuncture . ” The Natural Way . 1995 Steefel , Lorraine R.N ... Cures from the Rainforest Pharmacy . 1995 Arnold , Kathryn .

Linda Page s Healthy Healing

Author: Linda G. Rector-Page

Publisher: Healthy Healing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781884334894

Page: 574

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A guide which offers advice on healthy living including diet, nutrition, hygiene, health care, and fitness.