Rainforest Medicine is Lost on Apes


About 121 pharmaceutical drugs come from the rainforest. But what does “come from” mean?

It means corporations send paid teams to visit rainforest aborigines with practical knowledge of ethnobotany. The corporate team takes samples, a lab identifies the operative phytochemical, a legal team patents the chemical, and voila, a new synthetic rainforest drug is ready to sell to the world.

Biopiracy allows shareholders to become the middleman between resource-rich, uneducated people and money-rich, quasi-educated people. In this trade-off, some aborigines perceive they are being taken advantage of. What’s humorous, though, is the synthetic wonder drugs don’t work as well as what the aborigine gives his son back in the rainforest.

The problem with synthetics is benelles don’t like eating manufactured goop. Observe developed countries that live on fast food and processed food, and you’ll find a menu of maladies. We get chronic illness from processed chemicals. Our response intrigues: we turn to doctors for synthetic chemical pills.

For some reason, we think medicine must be manufactured to be scientific and trustworthy. Thus we spend a billion dollars trying to reverse-engineer a flower into a pill. If our engineering hack on nature works, taxpayers Medicare pays outrageous sums, like $10 per pill per person. Meanwhile, the aborigines pick wild source flowers for free and make tea with better medical results.


Sure, you can argue that the pharmaceutical system, insurance companies, lawyers, and Medicare system create jobs and shareholder wealth. The end result: the common ape has more pocket money for McDonalds and Redbox. Yeah.

Maybe after we demolish the country’s treasury over synthetic medicines, we can invite the aborigines over to show us which flowers make the right tea.

Our benelles evolved to process toxins in plants as well as extract phytochemicals from plants to fight cancer and disease. This explains why manufactured chemicals have countless side effects. Those side effects are benelles saying, “Hey bub, this is artificial, and it’s hurting us.”

Why do we think reverse-engineering is a requirement for something to be medicine? It’s more scientific to consume whatever yields the best long-term outcome.

It’s a lot like finance. The best long-term approach is to buy-and-hold low-fee index funds, yet very few do. We like trades, action, and the feeling of professional help. But who is that professional working for?

In the vein of buy-and-hold, regular organic tea has better long-term results than a diurnal statin. In the vein of a stockbroker, guess which course your doctor will recommend.

The idea that we are becoming wealthy or healthy from consuming more manufactured chemicals is wrong, popular, and profitable. Lobbyists and doctors with titles add to this giant, pro-synthetic ball of inertia, full of air on the inside. Here’s an idea medical industry professionals will hate: go long benelles, and short junk with side effects.

The organic food and herb industries should mobilize to bring the rainforest to us. Why would I want to go to the doctor and buy a rainforest-derived pill instead of going to Whole Foods and buying a fresh leaf from the rainforest or an organic farm?

Maybe because I have no idea how to use the leaf. Ok, organic or rainforest industry, step up. Send 3D barcodes with your shipments, telling consumers how to prepare the leaf in a way to maximize phytochemicals like alkaloids, terpenes, steroids, flavonoids, and tannins that kill viruses, block cancer, and reduce depression, stroke, and cholesterol.

Link each 3D barcode to a YouTube video showing me an attractive young lady using old man medicine techniques. HomeVeda’s got this right; just copy it. We’re talking about a $150,000 investment that will sell.


We are living in a manufactured bubble, looking out from the safety of our membrane at a world of dirt and earthworms and aborigines on the other side. While pollution and chronic sickness build up inside our synthetically-manufactured, plastic-wrapped, medically-insured bubble, we are confident we’ve put our benelles on the side of science.

Have we?

One thought on “Rainforest Medicine is Lost on Apes

  1. Dot55

    you silly person. what are you going to do when you are bleeding to death in the hospital ER? ask them to send for a rainforest leaf? you have no idea how the world spins, my friend.

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