Rainforests

What They Do For Us

People have learned to depend on the rainforest products. Both the people of the rainforest and the people living in other areas. Many products we depend upon are part of our everyday existence: bananas, coffee, and woods, for example. But the rainforest provides far more. In the United States one-quarter of prescription drugs contain a natural compound, often from the rainforest. Through careful harvesting these products are obtainable without harming the rainforest. Below is a listing of the many rainforest products.


Tropical Forest Product List

Woods


Commonly used woods include:

Tropical forest woods are used for:


Spices



Fruits



Vegetables and seeds



Pharmaceuticals (partial list)



Fibers