In November, 1995, Dr. Ethan Russo, a neurologist, spent two months in Eastern Peru's rainforest looking for plants to treat headaches. You'll find photos of the plants he gathered here, along with botanical and medicinal information about them. You'll also find photos of birds, people and the rich forests of Peru.
For a scholarly look at medicinal plants of Peru, click the button below labeled article, which will will link you to an article by Russo published in the Journal of Ethnopharmocology. If you would like further information on Dr. Russo's research, please e-mail Russo. If you would like to read about the plans to continue research, click the bottom marked research info.
The photos throughout this site are under copyright.
Enjoy this virtual tour of the rainforest.
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