Ethnobotany News

How rainforest shamans treat disease

Physician Christopher Herndon explores how Amazon shamans diagnose and treat disease. Ethnobotanists, people who study the relationship between plants and people, have long documented the extensive use of medicinal plants…

Dirt-munching helps protect chimps from malaria

Dirt-munching helps protect chimps from malaria Dirt-munching helps protect chimps from malaria mongabay.com January 10, 2008 Soil ingestion helps chimps protect themselves from malaria, reports a new study published in…

Rainforest plant helps treat psoriasis

Rainforest plant helps treat psoriasis Rainforest plant helps treat psoriasis mongabay.com July 14, 2005 A compound derived from an Amazon-rainforest tree is effective in the treatment of the skin disease…