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A. Basic facts
1. 75% of the world uses plant medicines
2. Location of most medicinal plants
3. percentage of drugs/ treatments today come from plants
B. History of plant use
III. Plant parts used
A. Root, stem, bark, wood
B. Leaves, flowers, fruits
IV. Uses of plants in medicine
A. Anti-cancerous plants
B. Treatment of Hodgkin's disease
C. Pain, muscle relaxers
V. Location of medicinal plants
A. Mainly in Rainforests
B. Medicinal plants found in Costa Rica
1. Aloe Vera
2. Mammosa - treats sinus infections and skin cancers
3. Hawthorn - treats congestive heart failure and lowers cholesterol
VI. Possible future discoveries
A. Anti-HIV compounds
1. Malaysian Tree
VII. The real future for tropical plants
A. Destroying/ logging of rainforests
B. Disappearing plant species
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