Bush Medicine - Medicinal Plants

Bush Medicine

NEW: Australian Bush Food Plant Quiz (Bush Tucker and Edible Weeds).

See also: Bush Tucker Plant Foods Index

This page shows some plants that have medicinal and trditional uses, that can be found in the Sydney and Blue Mountains regions. Most of them can be found in other parts of Australia, and a some are found in other parts of the world also.

Warning - Edible Weeds WARNING: Never eat plants that are growing in an area where they may have been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides (weed killers), or where the water supply to the area could be polluted, such as from urban or industrial run-off. Never eat any part of any wild growing plant unless you are certain you can identify it. Being certain means you have developed a maturity of skill in identifying plants. It does not mean you are pretty sure it looks just like "that plant you saw once on some website".

Warning - Bush Tucker Plant Foods ANOTHER WARNING: Please note that not all the plants listed in this section are food.

Click on the pictures to show more information about each of the different food species.

Ajuga australis
Austral Bugle


Bush Tucker Plant Foods - Ajuga australis - Austral Bugle



Bush Tucker Plant Foods - Haemodorum - Bloodroot

Native Sarsaparilla


Bush Tucker Plant Foods - Smilax - Native Sarsaparilla

Stypandra glauca
Nodding Blue Lily


Bush Tucker Plant Foods - Stypandra glauca - Nodding Blue Lily

Bulrush / Cattails


Bush Tucker Plant Foods - Typha - Bulrush / Cattails

Bush Tucker Plant Foods Index
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