What is the Arrernte culture?
In Arrernte culture every single person is held in the web of kinship in a warm and consoling embrace. The Arrernte word for this is arntarntareme. This can also be translated as holding / caring; to look after someone or care for them; to hold a baby and rock him to sleep; or to hold hands.
What is Arrethe?
Arrethe (Eremophila Freelingii) – a plant is traditionally used by Aboriginal people of Central Australia to relieve eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis & itchy dry irritated skin.
How was Emu Bush prepared for medicine?
The leaves of the emu bush (E. longifolia) in particular were placed on hot embers for traditional therapeutic use. The resultant wet steamy smoke possibly inhibited bacterial or fungal pathogens, as well as providing a stimulus for milk let-down in women after childbirth.
What are aboriginal healers called?
The Elders who are working as healers are called Ngangkari, a Pitjantjatjara word that literally means ‘traditional healer’.
Where was the Arrernte tribe located?
The Arrernte (/ˈʌrəndə/) people, sometimes referred to as the Aranda, Arunta or Arrarnta, are a group of Aboriginal Australian peoples who live in the Arrernte lands, at Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and surrounding areas of the Central Australia region of the Northern Territory.
What language do the Arrernte people speak?
Arrernte or Aranda (/ˈʌrəndə/; Arrernte [aɾəⁿɖə]) or sometimes referred to as Upper Arrernte (Upper Aranda), is a dialect cluster in the Arandic language group spoken in parts of the Northern Territory, Australia, by the Arrernte people.
What are some Aboriginal bush medicines?
The 10 most common Aboriginal bush medicines
- Tea tree oil. (Melaleuca alternifolia)
- Eucalyptus oil. (Eucalyptus sp.)
- Billy goat plum/Kakadu plum. (Terminalia ferdinandiana)
- Desert mushrooms. (Pycnoporus sp.)
- Emu bush. (Eremophila sp.)
- Witchetty (Witjuti) grub.
- Snake vine.
- Sandpaper Fig and Stinking Passion Flower.
How is Emu Bush bio harvested?
Many species have a papery skin around the fruits that will rub off in the fingers. Seed collection of Eremophila is relatively easy. Fruits can be collected from the plant when ripe or from the ground below the plant after fruit has fallen. Many Eremophila species flower in spring to summer.
What is the active ingredient in EMU Bush?
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What sickness injuries are treated with bush medicine?
Communities in Central Australia used to crush sections of the vine to treat headaches, rhumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory-related ailments. The sap and leaves were sometimes used to treat sores and wounds. The combination the two plants were used in northern coastal communities to relieve itching.
What is Ngangkari healing?
The Ngangkari healers treat spiritual, mental and physical ailments and believe they can help the Indigenous community in a holistic way.
How do you say hello in Arrernte?
Werte (hello)! Nthakenhe irreme (What’s happening)? This is how we in The Alice, or Mparntwe as it is known to the Arrernte, should greet each other following last Friday’s opening of the program ‘Apmere (place) angkentye-kenhe (for language)’.
What 4 plants are used for medicinal purposes in Aboriginal spirituality?
The Anishinabeg also attribute spiritual values to yarrow, as well as to four sacred plants: sweet grass, sage, cedar and tobacco.
What is indigenous traditional healing and medicine?
Traditional medicine practice (TMP) within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia encompasses a holistic world view. This reflects that of the World Health Organization which defines health as ‘physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity’ .
How is Emu Bush used in bush medicine?
Emu Bush The leaves have been used as a decoction, for sores and wounds; an infusion for colds, headaches, chest pains and diarrhea treatment and smoked to create a sterile environment for newborn babies and healing new mothers.
What is eremophila used for?
Agriculture. Berrigan is the best of the eremophila species as a fodder for sheep and cattle. It is sometimes used as drought fodder although may be toxic if not used with other food sources. It can provide a windbreak and is useful in the prevention of soil erosion due to its fibrous root system.
How did Aboriginal people use emu bush?
Emu bush Concoctions of emu bush leaves were used by Northern Territory Aboriginal tribes to wash sores and cuts; occasionally it was gargled. In the last decade, leaves from the plant were found to have the same strength as some established antibiotics.
Why herbal medicine is better than orthodox medicine?
Natural medicine is less invasive than orthodox medicine Remedial massage, which also works hand-in-hand with natural medicine, also uses non-invasive techniques to provide relief from acute pain and chronic pain, improve body functions, and stimulates your body’s healing process.