What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t – Mark Plotkin- TED Video

 

Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

Published on Nov 24, 2014

“The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle,” says Mark Plotkin, “It’s the isolated and uncontacted tribes.” In an energetic and sobering talk, the ethnobotanist brings us into the world of the forest’s indigenous tribes and the incredible medicinal plants that their shamans use to heal. He outlines the challenges and perils that are endangering them — and their wisdom — and urges us to protect this irreplaceable repository of knowledge.

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  • gigi  On 11/30/2014 at 3:13 pm

    Western medicine is not designed to cure people but to keep people sick and dependent on big pharma drugs and the drug pushers/medical “specialists.” Let’s face it, these folks do not get rich or make money off of healthy people. The day I become ill to the point that I need 3plus pills a day and constant visits to the doctor(s), I will find some place where assisted suicide is legal. Thank you New Jersey for getting on board.

    The western invaders are still at it…they will not rest until they’ve contaminated every decent thing that exists. There is no end to the ugliness in these people…

  • Albert  On 11/30/2014 at 7:32 pm

    Gigi…..”The day I become ill to the point that I need 3plus pills a day and constant visits to the doctor(s), I will find some place where assisted suicide is legal”

    Its legal in Switzerland (I think) and Oregan but in both cases for people who are terminally ill. All you need is the one way plane fare plus cost of cremation.

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