Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock
Australian Aboriginal Bush medicine - Kangaroo apple (Solanum laciniatum) - The fruit is used as a poultice on swollen joints. The plant contains a steroid which is important to the production of cortisone, which reduces inflammation.
Goat's foot (Ipomoea pes-caprae) For pain relief from sting ray and stone fish stings, mobs from North Australia and parts of New South Wales, crushed and heated the leaves of the plant, then applied them directly to the skin.