Bush Medicine
Sorrow looks back! Worry looks around! Faith looks up!

Scaevola Spinescens, (Maroon Bush, Murin Murin, Prickly Fan Flower, Current Bush

This Plant grows in semi arid areas throughout much of Australia except Tasmania and Victoria .  It is a medium sized shrub, 
with stiff upright branches, thin leaves in a long oval shape, which come off the main stem in clusters, with spines which 
make it quite prickly.  The flowers are creamy/white to yellow with petals spread like an open fan.  The flower is followed 
by small purplish berries or currants containing a single seed.    It is important to find the correct bush as many plants can 
be toxic. It is illegal to pick scaevola spinescens without a permit.
To make the tea:  Simply soak 50gm potbag in 2-2.5 litres of water for at least 24 hours (in fridge in Summer). leave the tea potbag in until you have used the tea up....  When soaked place the pot of tea/water containing the teapot bag on the stove and bring to the boil.  Simmer for 30 minutes or longer. For a stronger tea leave the pot over the heat just steaming, not boiling until the water content reduces.  An extract can be made in this way for treating skin conditions.  Literally steaming off the water until you end up with a black substance like treacle.  Be very careful at this stage not to burn the pot dry. 
Keep tea potbags dry while in storage.
People I know talk of 100ml doses three or more times per day.   Use common sense – if unusual symptoms occur discontinue, or modify the dose.  You may be best to begin with a small dose and gradually increase it.  Taking the tea in dark grape juice makes it more palatable – and grape juice is very good for you too. Some people use it with apple juice or other juices.  I also prefer it hot, so add boiling water to the cold tea to suit.                             Keep regular medical checks with your Doctors.
Scaevola Spinescens is an Aboriginal bush medicine and has traditionally been used by Aboriginal people
for the treatment of cancer, heart disease, intestinal trouble, urinary problems, kidney trouble and general
illnesses.  It is believed by many to be beneficial in the treatment of cancer.   There are no guarantees,
however I sincerely hope this plant improves the quality of your life. 
Please remember – to use it is your choice!

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Jeanie Cragojeanie@bushmedicine.ws  jeanie.crago@bigpond.com

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BULLSBROOK  WA  6084   Mob: 0427888662

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My Thoughts in a nutshell

I am often asked, what else can I do to help myself get well?  Hence these notes.

Below are some things I believe have merit which can be done along with the Maroon bush tea to give you a boost, an edge to assist the body to heal itself.  You will need to give it some real care to get over your illness and whatever caused it.

If you have unhealthy habits such as smoking, sugar, junk food or something else you know about, now is the time to quit!

Eat healthy food, with a minimum of good quality, healthy meat.  Load your plate up with fruit and veggies.  Make your plate like a pie chart, with meat being the smallest portion.  Avoid or keep milk products to a minimum.  Use only the best oils and fats.

You could add fruit and vegetable juices as a regular thing.  (6-8 carrots, 4 sticks of celery,3- 4 apples, 3-4 lettuce leaves, 1-2 beetroot and a couple of chunks of lemon make a great drink). These amounts are only guidelines and a mix I like.  You can experiment.  Google Live Food juices and you will find lots of information and personal testimonies.

Grape seed extract and Olive leaf extract are said to be very good for you too.

Google Lemons as a treatment.  I sometimes blend the whole lemon with a little water and mix some of it with warm water and honey.

I believe good vitamin and mineral supplements are important as we may not always get what we need in our food.

Drink good quality water, not scheme water, or use a good water filter.

Remain positive, try not to dwell on anything negative and if you find yourself thinking sad or negative thoughts, flick a mental switch and think of something that makes you smile. (not as easy as said, but try).

Positive thought and attitude attract more of the same.

Where possible reduce stress from your life.  Take the time you need to concentrate on your health and wellness, I believe the benefits will be worth it.

Very Best Wishes, Jeanie Crago, 0427888662