It's hard to find a 24-hour pharmacy in the middle of the rainforest.
That's why many Asia-Pacific forest-dwelling communities have developed, over many generations, a wide array of traditional medicines. Very often, these are derived from their very own pharmacy: the forest.
Here are several of the plant palliatives that people in Asia-Pacific's tropical forests use to treat a variety of ailments:
When you buy timber products from Asia and the Pacific, your purchase can have an impact on forest communities and the plants on which they depend for traditional medicines. Learn more about how you can help protect the people and forests of this region.December 19, 2012