Australian Medicinal Plants

A complete guide to identification and usage.

Plants have been used for medicinal purposes since earliest recorded history and Australia’s diverse flora provided Aboriginal people with a great variety of medicines. Australian Medicinal Plants is the essential guide to herbal medicine and Australian flora and it’s relationship to Aboriginal culture. This new edition has been completely updated and revised by Erich Lassak.

An invaluable resource, Australian Medicinal Plants describes how the Aboriginal people used native plants and taught their medicinal values to white settlers. Comprehensive listings of nearly 500 individual plants, arranged according to their use, including detailed information on the ways they were used, what their known pharmacological constituents are, where to find them and how to prepare remedies.

Erich Lassak is an Honorary Research Associate at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust. He is currently researching the essential oils of the Australian flora. He has published around 50 papers on essential oils.


Author E.V. Lassak and T. McCarthy
ISBN 9781877069864
Format Paperback
Pages 303
Publisher New Holland
Published 2011

Original price was: $49.99.Current price is: $45.00.

Additional information

Weight 0.57 kg
Dimensions 26 × 17 × 2.5 cm