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Project aims to develop roadmap for a sustainable bush medicine industry

Indigenous trainees do lab work at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin

The recent commercialisation of the Kakadu plum, as a super food and skin product, has many looking for the next big thing in Australian native plants.

Now an academic-industry collaboration aims to develop a blueprint for a sustainable bush medicine industry with long-term benefits for Indigenous Australians.

Life Matters talks to Queensland University medicinal chemist Jo Blanchfield and Taylah Church, an Indigenous trainee at the Menzies School of Health Research, about the project.

 

Image: Trainees Taylah Church (foreground) and Raelene Collins test the activity of plant extracts against specific bacteria in the Menzies lab. (Menzies School of Health Research)

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