Ian Edwin Cock1,2*
1School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, AUSTRALIA.
2Environmental Futures Centre, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Rd, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, AUSTRALIA.
Published: August 2016
Type: Medicinal Plant Images
The genus Acacia (family Fabaceae) is a large genus of more than 1200 trees and shrubs which are widely distributed throughout the world, with more than 700 species indigenous to Australia. The Australian species had multiple medicinal uses by indigenous Australians, including being used to treat diarrhoea and hyperglycemia1 and as a general antiseptic agent.2,3 Many Australian Acacia species have been reported to have antimicrobial, molluskicidal, antihypertensive and platelet aggregatory activities.1 This photograph was taken at Griffith University, Australia in 2015 by Dr Ian Cock. Read more…