Raising awareness, researching and developing indigenous plant-based products

Indigenous Plants for Health (IPH) is an incorporated association formed with the objectives of raising awareness, sourcing grants and sponsorship for sustainable production of indigenous plant-based products.

Within Australia there is a wealth of knowledge of medicinal plants which may benefit mankind and as Australian flora is unique in the world, with the generosity and sharing by many indigenous people this knowledge is now entering the mainstream research, health care and pharmaceutical arena. Our focus includes community engagement in the protection, propagation, plant sales and the development of plant based medicinal products. The Association will ensure opportunities and rewards from such activities flow through to Koori  (indigenous Australian) communities in the form of scholarships and funding for business ventures.

We have created a list of significant indigenous species that meet the health-promoting criteria, including but not restricted to plants with medicinal, aromatic and nutritional benefits. A monthly newsletter is distributed to our members, each month we feature a profile of one of the plants from the health-promoting species list.

Please consider joining IPHA, for a $20 membership fee you will obtain a copy of the monthly newsletter, while supporting awareness of and research into our unique Australian flora. Membership forms can be downloaded from the “join” link above ( tab at far right on bar at top of page.