Tropical rain forests cover only around 6 percent of the Earth’s surface, and yet they contain at least half of all the species that exist on the planet. Rich in botanical resources, tropical rainforests produce medicinal potentials, both known and unknown to man. It may be difficult to believe, but roughly only 1 percent of the known plant and animal species have been examined for their potential medicinal possibilities. The extent of how these natural resources can impact our lives for the better is infinite, yet we are destroying our rainforests yearly.