The connection between the natural world and medicine is profound. The potential to yield new natural medicinal properties is obvious when many modern pharmacological findings are derived from nature.
Over half of all pharmaceuticals developed over the past quarter century are directly derived from or modeled after compounds from nature.
As big pharma increase synthetic drug production and the destruction of Earth’s biosphere continues, there’s a fundamental truth that’s being tragically overlooked. The human race depends on a thriving biodiversity that yields variety of all natural compounds.
1. The Madagascar Periwinkle makes pediatric leukemia and Hodgkin’s Lymphoma curable today.
2. A Caribbean Sponge slows down HIV, stopping new growth to form.
3. A Philippine Reef-dwelling Cone Snail produces a non-addictive venom that treats patients with severe pain refractory to narcotics.
4. The Pacific Yew Tree bark yields a chemotherapeutic agent that enhances the lives of women with breast and ovarian cancer.