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A traditional remedy, typically one of Aboriginal origin:‘they regarded European medication as a poor substitute for bush cures’
- ‘It was an old bush cure for anything short of broken limbs.’
- ‘When one old prospector became ill with beri-beri, she gave him the bush cure — liquid from boiled cabbage, roots and all.’
- ‘As a result, many Maori remedies or 'bush cures' have arisen.’
- ‘A bush-cure comes in handy when someone feels crook.’
- ‘So complete is the bush cure that the Melbourne doctor says the child could safely be returned to the city.’
- ‘The Moca-Moca plant is a well known bush cure.’
- ‘This is an A1 bush cure for sickness.’
- ‘It is a disease for which no medical or local bush cures exist.’
- ‘He was unabashed, asking people to recommend a bush cure for this or that ailment.’
- ‘One of my first teachers of bush cures was a five-year-old girl.’
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