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Southern Cross Plant Science

Medicinal Plant Herbarium

Herb bookThe Southern Cross Plant Science Medicinal Plant Herbarium comprises a unique ethnobotanical collection focusing on medicinal plants with a use in traditional or contemporary medicine. The collection is housed in Southern Cross Plant Science and is closely linked with the Analytical Research Laboratory and also previously with the Medicinal Plant Gardens.

Medicinal plants from many parts of the world are represented in the collection. Most have been collected in Australia, many from cultivation, but collections from Europe, Asia and the Americas are also included.

The Medicinal Plant Herbarium is used in both teaching and research. An important function of the Herbarium is to house voucher specimens of authentic medicinal plant material. Voucher samples of plant materials that has been the subject of research at Southern Cross University are also held.

Authentication of herb medicine raw materials