Inquiry Question: How have developments in technology led to advances in scientific theories and laws that, in turn, drive the need for further developments in technology?
botanical characteristics, traditional use, traditional extraction/harvesting process.
The world’s richest source of Vitamin C is found in this native fruit from the woodlands of the Northern Territory and Western Australia. The plum has 50 times the Vitamin C of oranges, and was a major source of food for tribes in the areas where it grows. In Western Australia, the main harvest time is January, although some trees have multiple flowerings and can produce fruit up to July. In the Northern Territory harvest occurs in April.It is harvested with hands.
Billy Goat Plum
The fruit was used as a poultice on swollen joints. The plant contains a steroid which is important to the production of cortisone.Wait till the fruit has ripened and the fruit will fall off the stem, this is the safest way to be sure the fruit is ripe and good.
Discovery to market
Put on the market
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12 years Average time taken to develop a drug from discovery to market.
The effect of technology helping new drug treatments and synthetic chemicals through bio harvesting of plants.
For a new drug to go from being discovered to markets, it needs to go through a lot of procedures which will take up to 12 years on average. This will also need heaps of funding at around $2.7 billion.
And only about 12 percent of them will actually make it to the market. This does slow down the process of new drugs but it is to make sure it will be safe for everyone and to see if it reliable enough.
12% of new drugs actually make it to the market
Blushwood Berries have been on a eight-year study by a medical research institute, this berry can kill cancers in skin melanomas. This is a huge breakthrough and will save many lives. The compound that is used works rapidly with signs at just 48 hours. This compound has a 75% chance of success. This will help with the evolution of science and medicinal plants.
75% Chance of success
Signs of cure in around just 48 hours!
How has technology lead to advances in scientific understanding of medicinal plants?
Obviously We need to be considerate the Traditional land and plants of Australia.
When researching about traditional plants for medicinal uses the information about Aboriginal should be acknowledged as scientists are traditional plants that do belong to them (Traditional plants in Australia). The medicinal plant could end up making it to the market which may impact the growth of the plant which wouldn't be fair for the aboriginals and torres strait islanders.
I think traditional plants should be used because they have made many great breakthroughs. As said before the Blushwood Berry has the power to kill cancers in skin melanomas, this plant has helped and still helping many people with bad skin cancers. ‘Old Man’s Weed’ has a very powerful healing power with the ability to relieve eye infections, skin complaints, colds, coughs and chest infections. Without these plants we wouldn't be able to have these reliefs.