- Explore the Amazon
Explore the Amazon
The Amazon Rainforest is the most powerful and bio-actively diverse natural phenomenon on the planet. It is a symbol of great mystery and power and carries a sacred link between humans and nature. The mysteries of plant life and indigenous medical knowledge has more than 100 pharmaceutical companies and the US government funding projects to study indigenous plant knowledge and are learning which specific plants are being used by native shamans and healers. Scientist and researchers have only just begun to uncover the medicinal properties of the rainforest.
Did you know...
The Amazon Rainforest has been described as the "Lungs of our Planet" because it provides the essential environmental world service of continuously recycling carbon dioxide into oxygen. More than 20 percent of the world oxygen is produced in the Amazon Rainforest.
When a medicine man dies without passing his arts on to the next generation, the tribe and the world loses thousands of years of irreplaceable knowledge about medicinal plants.
More than half of the world's estimated 10 million species of plants, animals and insects live in the tropical rainforests. One-fifth of the world's fresh water is in the Amazon Basin.
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