Fun Fact Friday, Wk 23

Halloooo all 🙂

Hope you had a wonderful festive break ?! Welcome to 2020 and your first fun fact coming up …:

Did you know, over 80% of the world’s food varieties originate from the Amazon rainforest, including coffee, which is reason enough to take measures to preserve it !!

As for medicine, more than 25% of modern pharmaceuticals contain Amazonian ingredients, yet only 1% of plant species have been tested for medicinal properties. Compounds in rainforest plants are already used to treat malaria, heart disease, bronchitis, hypertension, rheumatism, diabetes, muscle tension, arthritis, glaucoma & dysentery

Because rainforests are so rich in biodiversity, they hold enormous potential for future discoveries.

 

Wow !!

 

Enjoy your weekend !!