Maroon bush is an Australian shrub used in traditional Aboriginal medicine for cold and stomach ailments. Lab studies have shown that it has antibacterial and antiviral activities, but it is not known whether it has anticancer effects in humans.
There is no scientific evidence to support this use.
This use is not backed by published data.
There are no data to confirm this use.
This use is not supported by clinical data.
Although used in traditional medicine, there are no clinical data to confirm this.
Even though it is purported to have anticancer effects, there are no scientific data to support this use.
Maroon bush is used in traditional medicine as a diuretic but there is no evidence to establish this use.
Maroon bush describes a bushy shrub used in traditional medicine for colds, stomach ailments, and as a diuretic by the Aboriginal people in Australia. Flavonoids, tannins, alkaloids, anthraquinones, polysteroids, saponins, cardiac glycosides and phenolic compounds are among the constituents found in maroon bush (2)(3).
Extracts of maroon bush have demonstrated antibacterial and antiviral properties in vitro without any toxic effects (1)(2). The infusion of the leaves and branches has had purported uses for cancer leading to heightened interest in this plant as an alternative cancer treatment. However, there are no published scientific studies showing anticancer effects of maroon bush in humans.