Bush Medicine Plants by Helen Pula RubuntjaNew

Bush Medicine Plants

Bush medicine knowledge is still strong in Ampilatwatja and it continues to be passed down to the younger generations and it is widely used. When the women go hunting they often gather bush medicine. The plants depicted here are found in the country around Ampilatwatja, they are used for soothing skin infections and to make a drink to help with colds and coughs. Painting bush medicine stories are important because it helps to maintain a strong knowledge and culture for the community.