I don’t know if you are a follower of the T.E.D. Talks, but here’s one that deals with the medicinal herbs in of the rainforest as well as the current plight of the Amazon indigenous peoples. Ethnobotanist, Mark Plotkin tells of the richness of the plant life, cultures and peoples of the Amazon rain forests and what we can do to help preserve them.
This presentation was given in Brazil as part of the T.E.D. Global Talks.
Mark Plotkin is the author of the book Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest and the book Medicine Quest: In Search of Nature’s Healing Secrets.