Raintree is dedicated to providing accurate and factual information on the important plants of the Amazon Rainforest, therefore this section of the Raintree web site is the most extensive. This Tropical Plant Database is continuously under construction as we continue to add more rainforest plants which are under research and update the information on the plants in the database.

The individual plant database files are linked through various menus and pages to enable both professional readers and readers new to medicinal plants easy access to search the available plant information. Just click on one of the above tabs to navigate these pages. Each plant database file contains taxonomy data, phytochemical information, ethnobotanical data, uses in traditional medicine systems, and clinical research (including links to clinical abstracts). Please refer to our Conditions of Use for this database. Many universities, schools, researchers, botanists, ethnobotanists, chemists, health professionals, phytochemists, and other professionals involved in the study of plants, herbal medicine and natural products access or link to the Tropical Plant Database and/or it’s plant database pages for educational and informational purposes. Please be advised that it contains information which may be difficult to understand for the average lay person or non-professional. If you are a lay person, you are advised to read the database guidelines and to always seek the help and advice of more experience professionals in understanding and interpreting the more technical and clinical information in the database.

This database is authored and maintained by Dr. Leslie Taylor, ND and much of the information contained herein can be found in her book, The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs. The second chapter of this book is available here and pertains to the information in the Plant Database. The information provided in the Tropical Plant Database is collected from many independent sources and publications to provide a factual and accurate account of the plants contained herein. As an example of the number and type of documents gathered, reviewed and disseminated for each plant, please refer to one of the free Technical Plant Data Reports provided for more information.

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