Kōrero: Plant extracts

Strathmore weed

Strathmore weed

Pinatoro or Strathmore weed (Pimelea prostrata), a small shrub, has poisoned animals (especially horses) in New Zealand. It was the original source of the toxin known as prostratin, a tumour-inhibiting agent. Pinatoro may be used as a source of prostratin if it is ever developed as a drug.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10056962
Photograph by D. R. Towns

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Nigel Perry, 'Plant extracts - Medicines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14473/strathmore-weed (accessed 25 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Nigel Perry, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007