Skinny-Adventures-How-to-(Really)-Diet-on-a-Trip-Photo2The Amazon rainforest is especially vital because of it’s incredible array of medicinal plants, which are used in over a quarter of today’s drugs. A whopping 70% of plants with anticancer properties exist only in the Amazon. Ergo, it’s on us as humans to protect this stuff in order to give scientists and researchers time to fully explore all the amazing plants there, some of which could be the cure for cancer or even Alzheimer’s. We believe preservation begins with information, so we gathered up a list of 10 medicinal plants from the Amazon that have healing properties.