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: January 2016
Type: Medicinal Plant Images
Acacia concurrens: 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, including Acacia concurrens (pictured) had multiple medicinal uses by indigenous Australians, including being use to treat diarrhoea and hyperglycemia1 and as a general antiseptic agent.2,3 Many Australian Acacia species have been reported to have amtimicrobial, molluskicidal, antihypertensive and platelet aggregatory activities.1 This photograph was taken in South East Queensland, Australia by Dr Ian Cock in 2014. Read more…