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Book Review - Noongar Bush Medicine

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Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia

‘Noongar Bush Medicine’ showcases medicinal plant species local to Perth and the Avon Wheatbelt region that are used by Noongar people.

The book is authored by Ballardong/Wadjuk Elder Vivienne Hanson and John Horsfall who is a retired nurse.

‘Noongar Bush Medicine’ covers 106 plant species from Western Australia with their medicinal uses listed and the traditional Noongar names for those plants.

Overall, the book is a treasure trove of traditional medicinal knowledge that has been passed down over 50,000 years, from generation to generation.

Now available from UWA Publishing: