The art of healing: five medicinal plants used by Aboriginal Australians

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  • People have lived in Australia for at least 65,000 years.

In all those generations the land provided original Australians with everything they needed for a healthy life.

  • Beth Gott
  • The Conversation

At least half the food eaten by the first Australians came from plants, and it was the task of women to collect them.

Yy 1aFruits, seeds and greens were seasonal, but roots could usually be dug up all year round, because the earth acted as a natural storage cupboard.

The particular plants eaten or used as medicine varied in different parts of Australia.

In Arnhem Land, North Queensland and the…

  • In Central Australia, where

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