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Australian Bush Herbs


Rheumatism, headaches, malaria, cancer... The natural remedy could be found in Australia's diminishing rainforest.


Discover how traditional Australian Aborigines used medicinal plants and herbs for countless ailments. Learn about various indigenous plants and their therapeutic uses as used by the Aborigines for thousands of years. Includes the healing benefits of the Spotted Gum, Eucalyptus, Native Climber, Hibiscus, Wattle, Lemon Myrtle, Lily Plant, Mint Bush and Lemon Grass. See how many Australian plants are used by modern medicine for treating a number of common ailments and serious illnesses such as cancer or AIDS.


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Nutritional studies show that much bush tucker is high in nutrients. Some native grain seeds that Aboriginal people grind into flour have far higher levels of iron, zinc and fibre than wholemeal flour or rice, and the wild plum (Terminalia ferdinandiana) is possibly the world's riches source of vitamin C. Most bush medicine consists of barks, roots and leaves, but non-herbal materials such as animals and minerals are also used. Bush medicine is often administrated in conjunction with ceremonies. Although many Aboriginal people know remedies for everyday ailments, older women are recognised as the experts in bush medicine.