Ever heard of Fuafua or Mamala?

Nope? You might in the future because some of these plants used in Samoan traditional medicine for treatment of wounds, burns and sores produce healing effects on the skin tissue and inhibit growth of bacteria infecting wounds. An international team of scientists including Samoan research scientist Fiti Laupu'a and Prof. Ladislav Kokoška of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague confirmed the healing properties of 14 plants used in traditional Samoan medicine after conducting research lasting 5 years. If you are keen to learn more about these amazing plants check out the Samoa Observer or the Journal of Ethnopharmacology available HERE or attached bellow.

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