Australian Medicinal Plants (Revised Edition)

LASSAK E.V. & MCCARTHY T. [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9781876334703

New Holland 2001 Revised edition

AU $36.95
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255 x160mm 240pp

Australian Medicinal Plants is an invaluable resource for all those interested in herbal medicine, Aboriginal culture and Australian flora. Plants have been used for medicinal purposes all over the world since earliest recorded history. Australia is no exception, its varied flora providing Aborigines with their medicines. The arrival of Europeans meant much of this knowledge was overtaken by modern drugs and techniques but there is now a revival of interest in traditional medicines. Australian Medicinal Plants covers both the Aboriginal use of native plants and how the first settlers learned from Aborigines their medicinal values. There is information on the plants themselves, how they were used, what their known pharmacological constituents are, where to find them and how to prepare the remedies. Hundreds of species are covered, helpfully arranged in chapters depending on their use: for fevers, painkillers, antiseptics and digestive disorders for instance. Colour photographs of many of the species aid in their identification. (For this item please quote stock ID 9218)

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Western herbs     

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