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Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines - 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.

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

Anti aging food vitamin c Kakadu plum Terminalia ferdinandiana The worlds richest source of Vitamin C is found in this Northern Territory native fruit. The plum has 50 times the Vitamin C of oranges, and was a major source of food for tribes in the area

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

) Aboriginal people suck on the bright orange desert mushroom to cure a sore mouth or lips. It has been known to be a kind of natural teething ring, and is also useful for babies with oral thrush

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

From witchetty grubs to kangaroo apples, these native medicines are used to cure ills the traditional way.

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

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.

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines - Australian Geographic From witchetty grubs to kangaroo apples, these native medicines are used to cure ills the traditional way.

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

) Eucalyptus leaves can be infused for body pains and fevers and chills. Today the oil is used in mouthwash, throat lozenges and cough suppressants.

Top 10 Aboriginal bush medicines_image7 - Australian Geographic

From witchetty grubs to kangaroo apples, these native medicines are used to cure ills the traditional way.

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