Revisiting kinos--an Australian perspective.

  title={Revisiting kinos--an Australian perspective.},
  author={Cornelia Locher and Laura K. Currie},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={128 2},
The use of kinos, a class of polyphenol-rich, characteristically coloured astringent plant exudates, is a feature of many ethnomedical systems. Though once well-regarded in formal health care systems, since the mid 20th century they have declined in popularity. In view of the current interest in traditional medicines as a source of new therapeutic agents and the information published in the past 30 years in respect of the bioactivity of compounds known to occur in kinos, a review of the current… CONTINUE READING