“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people ”
- Franklin D. Roosevelt -
With less than 2 percent of the Earth's total surface, the rain forest hosts more than 50 percent of the Earth's plants. The US National Cancer Institute (NCI) calculated in approximately 70 percent the anti-cancer plants identified in the rain forest, and certainly many more waiting to be discovered, but with the current levels of deforestation rain forest will probably not be there anymore in one or two generations let alone some of the plants that may have helped us to find cures to already existing and future illnesses and ailments.
In Herbcyclopedia we will try to bring you information on herbs, plants and natural resources gathered from public domain and creative common licensed sources so that you can better understand how herbs, plants and nature influences our day to day life and the importance that it has to keep nature alive. Ecologyis a big part of our effort, many articles in Herbcyclopedia focus on that subject and try to explain how nature can help us in our day to day life.
An exhaustive list of herbs and plants with their main characteristics.