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Bush Medicine (Ilpengk) by Dorrie Jones


Ethically sourced and 100% original

The Eremophila dalyana, or ilpengk, is a rare plant in Central Australia and is only found in the far north-east region (including Utopia). Like other Eremophila species around Australia, it is highly prized for its medicinal properties. The leaves have a highly aromatic and characteristic smell which is key to their selection and use by nangara's (Aboriginal practitioners or healers). 

The medicine is prepared by collecting the long narrow grey-green leaves and grinding them into an ointment with fat, used to rub on the upper body and head area for relief of colds and other chest ailments. For skin ailments such as scabies, a decoction of the leaves is made.

Featured in Bush Medicine Exhibition

  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube. See our Custom Stretching page for stretching options.
  • Size of painting: Approx A4
  • Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border; enough required for wrapping around a 2cm or 3cm deep stretcher frame which is the popular choice for framing Aboriginal art.
  • Material: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

Catalogue: SP0453

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Aboriginal art timber stretcher frame

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