Development and evaluation of novel anti-inflammatory products derived from an Indigenous medicinal plant [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Development and evaluation of new anti-inflammatory products based on a traditional Indigenous medicine

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Susan Semple (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Gillian Caughey Dr Jiping Wang Dr Maurizio Costabile Prof Ross Mckinnon

Brief description This collaborative project between researchers at the University of South Australia and Indigenous traditional owners from Northern Kaanju homelands (Cape York Peninsula, Qld) will develop and evaluate products derived from the Northern Kaanju medicinal plant Dodonaea polyandra. Extracts of the plant and novel compounds isolated from it have anti-inflammatory activity. These have the potential to be used in inflammatory diseases such as dermatitis, arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 276,598.06

Funding Scheme NHMRC Development Grants

Notes Development Grant

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