Kimberley Bush Medicine


A comprehensive guide to more than 250 medicinal plant species of the Kimberley region, including coloured photos of each, detailing identification features, seasons, their uses and how to prepare them.

The first publication of its kind, this practical compilation explains indigenous remedies and treatments to help protect against common ailments.

Author Madison King is a Yawuru, Karajarri, Nykinaina, and Bunaba woman from the West Kimberley, and was raised in the East Kimberley on her father’s side. She holds a double degree in Psychology, Criminology, and Justice and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Laws at Edith Cowan University. Most of her early childhood was spent between the remote town of Wyndham, in the East Kimberley, and the remote and isolated community of Oombulgurri, also known as Forrest River Mission, where she was taught the skills to survive, how to forage for food, star navigation, and tracking. Madison is passionate about the preservation and sharing of cultural knowledge and practice.

Retired Mental Health and General Nurse John Horsfall has taught at the Western Australian School of Nursing and the Curtin University Centre for Aboriginal Studies. He was the Training Coordinator at the Specialist Aboriginal Mental Health Service in Perth before retiring in 2013.

Format: soft cover

Size: 230 x 154 x 35mm

Weight: 1600g

ISBN: 9781760802196

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