Eremophila alternifolia (Scented Emu Bush) benefits: This plant commonly known as the “Number one Medicinal Plant” by many Australian Central Desert Nations it has been traditionally taken externally and internally. Infusions have been used to treat colds, influenza and headaches, to induce sleep and pleasant dreams. It also shows analgesic and decongestant properties and promotes general well being. Finally it can also dilate the blood vessels and reduce blood pressure and contains antibacterial and antioxidant properties.
Scented Emu Bush is a plant with a diverse group of names given by the European Settlers they include: Poverty Bush (deemed of no grazing value to the introduced sheep and cattle), Narrow leafed Emu Bush and Native Honey Suckle. Edmund first learnt of the traditional name irmangka-irmangka by the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Nation.
Santalum spicatum (Sandalwood) is very well known, in particular in Western Australian where it was the state’s first export. Much has been done scientifically looking at the entire plant. It is well known for its aromatic qualities and now the nut itself is becoming available for human consumption.The health benefits of Sandalwood can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, disinfectant, emollient, expectorant, hypotensive, memory booster, sedative and tonic substance
Callitris gracilis (Native Pine) has many health orientated benefits which include ; anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-viral as an expectorant a sedative and finally an analgesic.