Shamans of the Amazon – Chiribiquete National Park, recently expanded by the Colombian government, is home to three uncontacted tribes and numerous undocumented medicinal plants.
Shamans of the Amazon – Dr. Mark Plotkin is treated and cured of a foot injury by Amasina, paramount shaman of the Trio tribe in southwestern Suriname.
Shamans of the Amazon – The Amazon rainforest holds more plant species than anywhere in the world. Here, a medicine man from the Jivaro tribe teaches physician-ethnobotanist Christopher Herndon about the powerful sap of a rainforest tree used to combat bacterial and fungal infections. In an era of rising antibiotic resistance, what untold secrets are being lost with each acre of forest that is burned?
Shamans of the Amazon – The giant monkey frog, known locally as acaté, produces slime that is used by the Matsés tribe to treat wounds.
Shamans of the Amazon – Plotkin discusses local plant and animal names with Trio shaman and apprentices in Kwamalasamutu village, southwest Suriname.