Barriers and pathways to development of Indigenous traditional medicines

    Project Details


    This project aims to explore how Australian regulatory systems can better support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Traditional Knowledge (TK) holders to commercialise their traditional medicines. Focusing on the mudjala plant and working with the Kimberleys Nyikina people, the project should generate new anthropological methods for documenting TK related to traditional medicine, new models for regulating traditional medicinal products, and pharmacological insights into traditional methods of activating the plant. Additional expected outcomes include unlocking the significant, untapped potential for Indigenous Australians to benefit from the development of traditional medicine products regulated by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
    Effective start/end date13/09/2212/09/25


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$1,014,000.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$49,968.00
    • Australian National University (ANU): A$105,106.00


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