For thousands of years, indigenous groups have extensively used rainforest plants for their health needs. Of the estimated 250,000 plant species on earth, only 2% have been thoroughly screened for chemicals with potential medicinal use.
Rainforest harvest unknown plants that could probably be the cure for diseases like Aids, cancer, and new other sickness.
Botanical Park Los Yapas believes that only conservation and restoration of nature could preserve rainforest´s biodiversity in order to benefit from the potential remedies. Therefore the Park houses a big collection of medicinal plants that are used in the current diet of the staff and to cure illnesses.