October 14, 2020 –
Health and healing are important considerations for everyone and we are lucky here in Australia to have so many proven and unique bush medicines and foods. Most of us are familiar with Melaleuca (Tea Tree oil) and Eucalyptus for antiseptics and antimicrobials but less common is the Kangaroo Apple which is said to be an anti-inflammatory steroid. This means that it can be used to relieve joint pain but it also has another wonderful property, it can rejuvenate scarred, damaged or aging skin. The leaves of the Emu bush are great used as a wash for cuts and it is such a powerful antibiotic that some Australian scientists are keen to use it for sterilization purposes. The beautiful Australian native rainforest tree which many of us have in our back yards is, of course, the Lilli Pilli. Their pink fruit may be a bit on the sour side for some but they make fabulous jams, jellies and chutney’s, when cooked they taste a bit like sour cherry. They are packed with anthocyanins and anti-oxidants as well as essential minerals. Scientists are studying many other bush foods for the health and medical benefits they can offer.
We are very lucky to have Marissa Verma from Bindi Bindi Dreaming coming to tell us much more about this fascinating subject. She has a wealth of experience to offer and she can teach us the tips and tricks associated with Bush Medicines for Health and Healing. Come along and be inspired by our native flora!
This will be the last meeting of the year and is on October 14th at 7:00 pm in the Roleystone Family Centre, 19 Wygonda Rd, Roleystone. Entry $3. Enquiries to Lisa 9399 2312. If you want to keep in touch with the group we are now on Facebook Roleystone Organic Growers.