Bush Medicine Leaves

Bush Medicine Leaves



Dimensions: 53 x 140 cm (W x H)
Medium: Acrylic


Acrylic on canvas.

This artwork features Kurrajong or 'Bush Medicine Leaves'
The women collect the Kurrajong Bush medicine leaves from around the central desert area. The leaves are then boiled in a tin bucket and are good for treating the flu, headache, backache, upset stomach and chest pains – where the leaves are firmly pressed against the persons back or chest repeatedly. For cuts and bruises the leaves are boiled longer until the oil floats, then it is mixed with an animal fat and applied to the wounds.

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