By Cheryll Williams
The age-old wisdom enshrined in folks drugs the world over has been a impressive source which keeps to have large price. this can be both actual in Australia, the place a fusion built in response to outdated eu knowledge, leading edge discoveries concerning the local vegetation, and native Aboriginal wisdom. old natural treatments won't have had the benefits of sleek chemical research, however the practitioners of natural arts have been very acquainted with the sensible deployment of plant-derived medicines. Traditions reminiscent of those have underpinned the advance of diverse glossy medicinal drugs - and continu. Read more...
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Arvensis), the Downy-leaved Dog Rose (R. mollis) and the Potato Rose (R. rugosa). 0 per cent. An analysis 11 See Volume 1 for further details. 12 Rose fruit, flesh and seeds can contain quite good levels of phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Sodium levels are low. Manganese, zinc, copper and boron may also be present (Kazaz 2009). FLOWERS OF THE MATERIA MEDICA of Rosa micrantha found ascorbic acid was abundant in all parts of the rose, albeit richest in the ripening hips (944 mg/100 g).
Although Culpeper possibly overstates its boneknitting attributes, Comfrey continues to be highly valued for injuries, although antibiotics would probably be more appropriate for serious Acmella oleracea. (Courtesy Jeevan Jose) 52 MEDICINAL PLANTS IN AUSTRALIA Volume 4 An Antipodean Apothecary Northern Territory and Queensland to northern New South Wales – and var. brachyglossa extends to Papua New Guinea. • Spilanthes acmella is now placed in the closely related Queensland genus Blainvillea. • Blainvillea contains a couple of other native species, among them B.
43 44 MEDICINAL PLANTS IN AUSTRALIA Volume 4 An Antipodean Apothecary Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus and other species) Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Lemon (Citrus limon) Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) Orange (Citrus aurantium) Eucalyptus oil: at least 70% cineole. Attributes: decongestant, antiseptic Use: • Coughs, ENT (ear, nose and throat) infections and respiratory tract disorders (Evans 2002; BPC 1968). • Preparations: • Used in mixtures, inhalations, lozenges, pastilles; external use as ointments and liniments (Evans 2002).