Could there be medicine for health problems with no cure in Western medicine like diabetes and HIV found in unknown plants of the rainforest? After dropping out of college, Mark J. Plotkin was working at Harvard and decided to take a class in ethnobotany taught by Dr. Richard Evans Schultes, a leading expert in the people and plants of the Amazon.
Now, Dr. Plotkin is a leader of the Amazon Conservation Team. In The Shaman’s Apprentice, see footage of his experience learning from the Shamans of the Amazon, as Plotkin explores species of plants previously unknown to the Western World. He explains how much the rainforest has to offer, and how quickly it is being destroyed.