Ian Edwin Cock1,2,*
1Environmental Futures Research Institute, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
2School of Natural Sciences, Nathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Type:Medicinal Plant Images
Grevillea robusta A. Cunn. ex R. Bris a tall evergreen tree that is endemic to Australia. As with other Grevillea spp., G. robusta is also commonly referred to as spider flower trees and Australian silky oaks. Grevillea flowers were used as a food source by Australian Aborigines. The flowers were sucked for their sweet nectar or used to make sweet drinks.1 They were also used by Australian Aborigines as traditional bush medicines to treat wounds and sores, skin diseases, diarrhoea and dysentery and as bactericidal preparations.1,2 Some studies have also reported antibacterial activity for several Grevillea spp.3-5 Read more. . .