Paul Anderson

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Aboriginal beliefs about the “Causes of Illness”

Throughout Australia, Aborigines believed that serious illness and death were caused by spirits or persons practising sorcery. Even trivial ailments, or accidents such as falling from a tree, were often attributed to malevolence. Aboriginal culture was too rich in meaning to allow the possibility of accidental injury and death, and when someone succumbed to misfortune, […]

Beautiful Lilly Pilly

Lilly Pilly is a summer flowering evergreen shrub, belonging to the myrtle family Myrtaceae. It has smooth waxy leaves and dark red berries with a clove-like fragrance and today is commonly used for hedges and shrubbery in gardens. Native …Aborigines traditionally used Lilly Pilly for its great healing and anti bacterial properties and ate the […]

Members update

It’s that time of the year again when Santa makes his appearance with a sack full of goodies and we all get a couple of weeks off work. To celebrate the occasion the Herbal Society of Australia is organising the customary Christmas lunch for all its members. Members who are interested to join Christmas party, please contact Paul […]

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History of Tea Tree Oil “The legendary Princess Eelemani of the Bundjalung people was the Johnny Appleseed of tea tree oil. In the legend of Eelemani we learn of a beautiful princess who has to leave her true lover and travel through the bushland of coastal New South Wales. The journey was long and the […]