Noongar Bush Medicine

John Horsfall and Vivienne Hansen

Noongar Bush Medicine provides for the first time a comprehensive information on the medicinal plants that were used by Aboriginal people of the south-west of Western Australia before European settlement. The book is a guide to how to use plants for alternative treatments and protection from common ailments.

Written by Noongar elder Vivienne Hansen with retired nurse educator John Horsfall, Noongar Bush Medicine has been compiled from knowledge passed on by Noongar elders and covers over 90 different species and features images of each plant. There is currently no comparable book on plant medicines available.

An excellent field guide for those looking at our plants in the South West (Noongar country) who are curious to know how useful they were to Aboriginal and other Australians.

- WA Naturalists Club

Release
Dec-2016
ISBN
9781742589060
RRP (AUD)
$32.99
Pages
240
Format
Paperback
Category
Indigenous Knowledge

Vivienne Hansen and John Horsfall

Vivienne Hansen is a Noongar elder and has co-written ‘Noongar Bush Medicine’ with retired Nurse educator John Horsfall.

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Noongar Bush Medicine
Rights
World ex ANZ
Contact
Kate Pickard
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