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Mai Putitja and Irmangka-Irmangka

Bush Tucker and Bush Medicine

around Coober Pedy

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Ipi-Ipi

 

Ipi-Ipi

Sarcostemma australe   Mimi Bush

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Ipi-Ipi - Mimi Bush

Ipi-Ipi is a leafless, dense shrub that grows to one metre high. It has pale green flowers and milky sap, and is considered rare in the arid areas. It grows in breakaway country. This plant is poisonous to humans if it is eaten.

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Ipi-ipi flowers

The milky sap has a very important medicinal use. It can be applied directly to cuts and sores that are infected or will not heal properly. The sap forms a clear protective covering when it dries, and helps to speed to healing process. For skin disorders and scabies, the stems can be crushed and boiled before washing the affected area with the liquid.

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