Seeds to Success

© 2018 IndigiGrow. All rights reserved.

Studied by Griffith University for its antibacterial, antiviral and anti cancer properties, Pittosporum angustifolium (Gumbi Gumbi) is Australia's floral "Ugg Boot" equivalent with a German pharmaceutical company patenting its Aboriginal name. Gumbi Gumbi can get to a height of 12 metres but normally no more than 6 metres. In its natural environment, it grows in full sun to light shade beneath Eucalypts and Acacias.  Having a gentle weeping form with highly decorative orange fruit, Gumbi Gumbi leaves (3 per day, maximum 3 times per day) infused with water makes a bitter tea. Its leaves and seeds are also crushed to make topical treatments for skin dfisorders. Ecologically, Gumbi Gumbi occurs in the semi-arid Brigalow-Belah ecosystem that is under threat of land clearing for farming and mining.

Pittosporum angustifolium (Gumbi Gumbi)

    • Facebook
    • Instagram