Emu Bush (E.alternifolia) also known as Native Honeysuckle
Parts of this plant have been used as a traditional medicine. A small quantity was used in a preparation for treating colds and inflammation of the throat, an infusion of the leaves as a soporific, and other parts combined as a topical treatment.
Leaf extracts have shown substantial antifungal (particularly against the Cryptococcus fungi) and antibacterial activity against multiple pathogens. It seems to be effective against Gram-positive bacteria but ineffective against Gram-negative. Leaf extracts and isolated compounds tested for antiviral activity report substantial activity. It has also been tested against clinically relevant yeast and mould species and was similarly active against several Candida species. Flavonoids and phenolic compounds are the main antioxidant phytochemical molecules found in plants In addition to their noteworthy antioxidant activities, multiple other therapeutic effects have been documented for flavonoids, including antimicrobial, anti-proliferative/anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and anti-mutagenic properties. Notably, the consumption of foods rich in flavonoids decreases the incidences of some chronic diseases, including (but not limited to) Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders as well. Emu bush has shown to contain the two different flavonoids
- Weight: 0.17 g
- Width: 5 cm
- Depth: 3 cm
- Height: 8 cm