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        Rainforest Pharmacy: Jungle Medicine and Nutrition

        Learn how animals in the Amazon rainforest utilize natural resources for medicinal purposes in this video from the NATURE mini-series Spy in the Wild. Part of the episode “Intelligence,” this video shows how animals have discovered ways to supplement their diets, prevent disease, and counter the effects of harmful toxins by consuming certain trees and even mud! Teaching tips ask students to explore their own dietary needs and to consider how food provides vitamins and minerals needed to maintain their health. Another tip suggests that students research medicines with ingredients found in the rainforest.


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