Prospects for Australian emerging industries
Emerging industries play an important role in the Australian agricultural landscape, contributing to the national economy and helping meet changing global demand. This prospectus is...
Published: 1 Feb 2000
Author(s): Flower, Associate Robert, Professor
Download report PDFDownload
Purchase a hard copy - AUD $45.00
Ethnobotany, the study of the interaction of indigenous peoples with plants, has been suggested as a useful guide for selecting plants that contain biologically active compounds. Only a limited number of the plants used in the medicine of the Australian Aboriginal peoples have been investigated in order to establish the biologically active constituents present and very few have been investigated for antiviral activity. In this study a number of known and novel antiviral compounds were isolated from Australian native plants traditionally used as a source of medicines