Australian Medicinal Plants
An invaluable resource for all those interested in herbal medicine, Aboriginal culture and Australian flora. Australia's varied flora provided Aborigines with their medicines for thousands of years. In this book hundreds of species are described and their uses as painkillers, antiseptics, etc are explained.
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