They get much of the base of their "medicines" from the Amazon Rainforest, which includes Ecuador. http://eljardinaleman.com/medicinal_plants.htm
"Currently, over 120 drugs come from plant-derived sources. Of the 3000 plants identified by the US National Cancer Institute as active against cancer cells, 70% come from rainforests." - See more at: http://www.medicinehunter.com/amazon-rainforest-facts#sthash...
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