Medicinal Activity of Dodonaea viscosa – a preliminary study

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  • Published: 8 Dec 2008

  • Author(s): Pengelly, Andrew

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This study assesses the potential anti-inflammatory properties of extracts of Dodonaea viscosa, an indigenous plant species previously used in traditional medicine, as a topical anti-inflammatory product.

The publication provides information to enable the manufacture of a product that utilises locally grown raw material and encourages alternative crops of D. viscosa within the primary producing sector so that an innovative product for the complementary medicine sector can be produced.

This research confirms that Australian D. viscosa has sufficient levels of active constituents to account for its reputation as a traditional medicine. It is readily harvested and extracts prepared using simple techniques have demonstrated antioxidant and wound healing activity in vitro.