Smilax plant Bush Medicine at Parramatta
Lake Parramatta Reserve

Bush Medicine Workshop

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An exploration of Aboriginal medicine at an interactive workshop.

Traditional indigenous knowledge is gaining recognition from mainstream scientists around the world, and we invite you to join us in an exploration of Aboriginal medicine.

How did people maintain their fitness and health before the advent of personal trainers and gym memberships? Lifestyle, of course, played a big part, along with traditional foods. However, injuries, illness and old-age have always taken a toll on the human body.

Join this engaging workshop to delve into the world of traditional Aboriginal medicine and discover a range of natural cures and treatments for illness, injuries and infirmities which can be found in the Australian bushland.

Experienced Aboriginal presenters will share knowledge of traditional medicines and remedies on an easy bushwalk in the beautiful Lake Parramatta Reserve, a rare surviving plot of Sydney shale -sandstone forest.

Following the walk, they will lead a yarning circle and workshop where Aboriginal people will share knowledge of the myriad medicinal uses of native plants and other natural resources. As Aboriginal culture is dynamic and evolving, the use of some introduced plants may also be discussed.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time, for registration. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring water, snack and a hat.