Aboriginal Medicinal plants

Templar

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The following table presents a sample of remedies, and only the more important ailments.

Source: http://www.bri.net.au/medicine.html
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HEADACHE[/SIZE]

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Red ash (Alphitonia excelsa)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Headache vine (Clematis microphylla)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Rock fuchsia bush (Eremophila)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Liniment tree (Melaleuca symphyocarpa)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Tamarind (Tamarindus indica)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Snakevine (Tinospora smilacina)[/SIZE]
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Bathe with crushed leaves in water[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Crushed leaves inhaled[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Leaf decoction drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Crushed leaves rubbed on head[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Fruit pulp rubbed on head[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Mashed stems wound around head[/SIZE]
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COUGHS, COLDS[/SIZE]

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Lemon grasses (Cymbopogon)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Fuchsia bushes (Eremophila)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Tea trees (Melaleuca)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]River mint (Mentha australis)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Great morinda (Morinda citrifolia)[/SIZE]

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Decoction drunk or applied as wash
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[SIZE=-1]Decoction drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Crushed leaves inhaled[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Decoction drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Ripe fruit eaten[/SIZE]

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FEVERS[/SIZE]

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Turpentine bush (Beyeria lechenaultii)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Kapok tree (Cochlospermum fraseri)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Lemon grasses (Cymbopogon)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Red river gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Tea tree (Melaleuca viridiflora)[/SIZE]
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Leaf decoction taken[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Bark and flower decoction drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]External wash of boiled leaves[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Steamed leaves inhaled[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Bath of crushed leaves in water[/SIZE]
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DIARRHOEA[/SIZE]

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Lemon grasses (Cymbopogon)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Eucalypt bark (Eucalypt)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Cluster fig (Ficus racemosa)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Sacred basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Native raspberries (Rubus)[/SIZE]

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Decoction drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Infusion drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Bark infusion drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Root infusion drunk[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Leaf infusion drunk[/SIZE]
[SIZE=-1]Decoction drunk[/SIZE]

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WOUNDS[/SIZE]

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Billygoat weed (Ageratum)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Tree orchid (Dendrobium affine)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Spike rush (Eleocharis dulcis)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Paperbark tea trees (Melaleuca)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Cocky apple (Planchonia careya)[/SIZE]
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Crushed plant applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Bulb sap dabbed on cuts[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Decaying plant bound to wounds[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Bark wrapped as a bandage[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Bark infusion poured into wounds[/SIZE]
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ACHES AND PAINS[/SIZE]

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Northern black wattle (Acacia auriculiformis)
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[SIZE=-1]Beach bean (Canavilia rosea)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Rock fuchsia bush (Eremophila freelingii)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Beaty leaf (Calophyllum inophullum)[/SIZE]

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Root decoction applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Mashed root infusion rubbed on[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Wash with leaf decoction[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Rub with crushed nut and ochre[/SIZE]

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STINGS[/SIZE]

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Nipan (Capparis lasiantha)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Native hop (Dodonaea viscosa)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Beach convolvulus (Ipomoea pes-caprae)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Snakevine (Tinospora smilacina)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Peanut tree (Sterculia quadrifida)[/SIZE]
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Whole plant infusion applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Chewed leaves bound to sting[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Heated leaf applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Root poultice applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Heated leaves pressed on sting[/SIZE]
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RHEUMATISM[/SIZE]

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Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Konkerberry (Carissa Ianceolata)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Beach bean (Canacalia rosea)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Tick-weed (Cleome viscosa)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Stinging tree (Dendrocnide moroides)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Nettle (Urtica)[/SIZE]

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Bathe in bark infusion[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Oily sap rubbed as liniment[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Mashed root infusion rubbed in[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Leaves applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Boiled leaves and bark rubbed in
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[SIZE=-1]Patient beaten with leaves[/SIZE]

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SORE EYES[/SIZE]

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Ironwood (Acacia melanoxylon)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Green plum (Buchanania obovata)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Regal birdflower (Crotalaria cunninghamii)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Emu apple (Owenia acidula)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Fan flower (Scaevola sericea)[/SIZE]
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Root decoction administered[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Infusion of inner bark applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Sap or leaf decoction given[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Wood decoction applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Fruit juice applied[/SIZE]
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SORE EARS[/SIZE]

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River mangrove (Aegiceras corniculatum)
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[SIZE=-1]Lemon grass (Cymbopogon)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Native hop (Dodonaea viscosa)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Lady apple (Syzygium suborbiculare)[/SIZE]

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Leaf decoction applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Root decoction poured into ears[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Boiled root juice applied [/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Fruit pulp applied[/SIZE]

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TOOTHACHE[/SIZE]

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Green plum (Buchanania obovata)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Denhamia (Denhamia obscura)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Supplejack (Flagellaria indica)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Pemphis (Pemphis acidula)[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Quinine berry (Petalostigma pubescens)[/SIZE]
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Tooth plugged with shredded wood[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Tooth plugged with inner bark[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Benumbing stem chewed[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Burning twig applied[/SIZE]

[SIZE=-1]Fruits held in mouth
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NOTE: Use of Bush remedies is at own risk, no guarantee is given as to effectiveness . Individual reactions to compounds present my vary from nil effect to severe discomfort or even death...
 
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That is awesome, Templar. That is a great reference! Thank you for taking the time for formatting it so nicely also. I vote we sticky this.
 

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"NOTE: Use of Bush remedies is at own risk, no guarantee is given as to effectiveness . Individual reactions to compounds present my vary from nil effect to severe discomfort or even death... "

The more I read about this and talk to the local bushies and aboriginals I would really want to spend time with people that make up the remedies and learn from them. We have so much out there if you get it wrong it is very harmful or lethal. Wouldn't be game to try.
 
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