Medicinal Herbs

SAFS medicinal herb plants

A collaboration between the WSU Chinese Medicine Centre (opens in a new window) and the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (SAFS) program focuses on the propagation and demonstration of health promoting plants. Focusing initially on Chinese complementary medicinal herbs, seed and plant stock has been sourced and is being propagated in a greenhouse with support from the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Student Collective.

Building upon the medicinal herb garden at Campbelltown campus, a demonstration area has been developed with bilingual botanical information, and material harvested, prepared and analysed for active compounds for initial species.

A number of visits by Chinese delegations have included Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, who are very interested in research collaboration. Further stages of development have begun to source Australian native medicinal plants.

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