How many times have you heard that many of the drugs on the market come from plants native to the Amazon? Like quinine from the Cinchona sp. for example. Or that there are so many untested species of plants in the Amazon, we don’t know what we are losing by deforestation? Or that the shamans in that area have no one to pass their knowledge on to, and if we don’t help to preserve this knowledge, it will all be gone when they die? While true, these things are just a piece of the picture.
To get the whole picture, join us for our 8th annual Pharmacy from the Rainforest tour to the Peruvian Amazon from October 27 through November 4. Learn about the ethnobotanical uses and promising pharmacological studies on plants ranging from cashew (Anacardium occidentale) to cat’s claw (Uncaria tomentosa). See more species of birds, butterflies and flora than you could imagine in such a small area. And doctors and pharmacists earn continuing education credits while on a fun and exciting adventure.
For more information on the Amazon tour or any of the tours below, call Kim at 512/926-4900, ext. 101 or email
AMAZON (355) 2001 Pharmacy from the Rainforest Oct 27-Nov 4
Tanzania & Kenya – Africa Safari (468) 2002 International Healthcare Issues Feb 8-21
Bali & Komodo – Sea Safari Voyage (469) 2002 Perspectives in Healthcare April 7-20
SPAIN – Pre-AIDS Conference 2002 International Health Issues June 31-July 6
SOUTH AFRICA – Botswana/Namibia 2002 San Culture Healing Traditions Aug 3-12Kalahari Desert & Okavango Delta & Emerging Int’l Healthcare Issues
ANDES / Machu-Picchu 2002 Perspectives in Healing Sept 14-21
AMAZON (355) 2002 Pharmacy from the Rainforest Oct 26-Nov 3
BELIZE (370) 2003 Lifestyle & Longevity Issues January
The Human Odyssey 2003 History & Future of Medicine November Private jet expedition to France,Tunisia, Spain, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Iran, Syria, and Malta