Australian Medicinal Plants
A complete guide to identification and usage
by EV Lassak and T McCarthy
An essential guide and resource for anyone interested in herbal medicine, Australian flora and the indigenous Australian plant use.
Plants have been used for medicinal purposes in all cultures and the varied Australian flora provided Aboriginal people with many medicines. With the arrival of Europeans much of this knowledge was overtaken by modern drugs and techniques but today there is a revival of interest in traditional medicines. Australian Medicinal Plants covers the Aboriginal use of native plants.
Nearly 500 individual species are included. Distribution and habitat, usages and preparation of remedies as well as known pharmacological constituents, are included in the description. Arrangement is in chapters according to use; fevers, painkillers, antiseptics and digestive disorders etc. A useful book.