Testimonials

I would just like to say I have tried many pain relievers. Nsaids, capsicum and other rubs but the first time I tried Outback I knew it was different. It didn’t heat up and the smell was actually pleasant but the best part was I saw how it rubbed in so easily and disappeared into my skin. Within minutes my back pain has started to subside and by the time I put my second application on that night I couldn’t feel any pain.

Melissa Miller
Indiana

Thanks Outback …. I have arthritis in my hands and I just want to say how easily your product was to get pain relief. Just rub a tiny bit into my hands on a regular basis and its almost like my arthritis was never there. It seems to get better the more you use it.

Kathy Betts
Arizona

I am a bit of a skeptic with new products but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this new Outback pain reliever. Very easy to apply and seems to work really fast. I have a bit of arthritis in my knee and it seems that the more I apply this stuff the better it seems to work. I will keep using it and see how it goes. I like the smell too.

Andrew Goldstein
New York

I am from Florida and my husband loves his golf and we both enjoy walking on the beach. Being in our 70’s sometimes the aches and pains can get very annoying and I find that your pain reliever is very convenient. I like the super roll-on applicator and my husband and I are using it regularly before and after any walking or when he plays golf. I love the smell and he loves that it doesn’t heat up like those other rubs. Well done Outback.

Elizabeth Hamilton
Orlando, FL

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David Ireland, Wildlife Man

David Ireland is a world renowned wildlife film producer and is arguably one of the world’s most experienced wildlife presenters, with 40 years experience in working with everything from lions and leopards to sharks and crocodiles. David Ireland is the “Original Crocodile Man” playing the lead role in the wildlife documentary “Crocodile Man”. This film was distributed worldwide on Discovery channel in 1990.

David takes on bull sharks in the ocean, wild boars in the jungle and any other form of danger you can imagine. The searing Australian desert sun, hot dry winds or insect infected swamps
can’t stop this amazing adventurer who is now the proud ambassador for the Outback Series range of products.

David Ireland had a hard life growing up. He lost his father from an early age after watching him suffer for 4 years with cancer. He also suffered severe asthma attacks as a child. But
David is a fighter and a firm believer in bettering oneself. David sought help in improving his health by exercising more, to strengthen his body especially his lungs. He then took up
spearfishing and boxing.

By the age of 17 he was spear fishing professionally. Later he managed the Surf Dive and Sea Company and then trained to become a SCUBA diving instructor, gaining 3 master
diving certificates over the next few years. It was then he became increasingly interested in sharks, campaigning to protect the grey nurse shark species.

David married in 1980 to Susan and is now the father of 4 sons. His interests soon turned to crocodiles and in 1985 he made his first feature documentary film called Crocodileman.

He was then approached to do a series of animal shows for Channel Sevens Sunrise morning show. He is now well known in Australia and around the world as the Wildlife Man. David
went onto filming many series of the Wildlife man which are currently shown all over the world on numerous networks including the Discovery channel.

David and his pioneering film crew now use the Outback Series range of products, including the amazing 2-in-1 Sunblock/Insect Repellant, to protect them on location wherever they are
filming around the world.

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The History of Bush Medicine

Bush medicine is the term used in Australia to describe the Aboriginal people’s traditional medicinal knowledge and practices.  A Major distinction that needs to made when referring to Australian Aboriginal Bush medicine is that the ingredients that are used vary from area to area. This is irrelevant of state boundaries and is dictated by geographical availability of the plant and raw materials needed for each individual ‘cure’.

Different language groups also have different bush medicine knowledge, based on where they live in Australia. Many Aboriginal people still use this knowledge today. Generally, bush medicine is made from plant materials, such as bark or leaves e.g. Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil) and seeds.

There was no single set of Aboriginal medicines and remedies, just as there was no one Aboriginal language. Unfortunately, much of the knowledge of traditional Aboriginal medicine has been lost. Very little is known of medical practice in southern and eastern Australia, where traditional Aboriginal culture was largely obliterated more than a century ago.

In recent years there have been attempts to record and test some of the medicinal uses in central and northern Australia – the most notable example being a project called the Aboriginal Pharmacopoeia in the Northern Territory.

 Anthropologists have worked over the last 20 years in central and north-western Australia to record what is left of Aboriginal medical knowledge. In Arnhem Land, the Kimberley, and in the deserts of western and central Australia, there are still Aborigines living who grew up leading traditional lives.

 

 

Examples of native Australian bush medicines include:

  • Eucalyptus, used as an infusion to treat congestion of the sinuses as well as for colds and flu and as an antiseptic to clean wounds, particularly in areas where Tea Tree did not grow.
  • Crushed tea tree leaves were used by the Bundjalung peoples of Eastern Australia to obtain the oil for everything from colds and coughs to the treatment of cuts and infections. The oil from the crushed Tea Tree leaves was also used for the treatment of other skin ailments, including relief from Dermatitis, Thrush (Candida), psoriasis, respiratory ailments, and many other similar topical treatments.
  • Lemon Tea Tree Oil, although only occurring in small tracts of coastal swamp land, was revered by the Aboriginal people for its strong insect repelling properties. With modern science we now know that Lemon Tea Tree contains citronella, a proven insect repellent, but the Aboriginal people knew this only by instinct.

The medicinal ingredients were often ingested as a liquid infusion, swallowed as powder or paste, inhaled though steaming, smoking or heating, or applied as a surface treatment, depending on the ailment or illness which was to be cured.

The philosophy of the Outback Series is to use traditional Aboriginal bush medicine combined with modern production techniques to produce high quality natural products that produce consistent results.

Throughout Australia, Aborigines believed that serious illness and death were caused by spirits or persons practising sorcery. Even trivial ailments, or accidents such as falling from a tree, were often attributed to malevolence. Aboriginal culture was too rich in meaning to allow the possibility of accidental injury and death, and when someone succumbed to misfortune, a man versed in magic was called in to identify the culprit.

These spiritual doctors were men (rarely women) of great wisdom and stature with immense power. Trained from an early age by their elders and initiated into the deepest of tribal secrets, they were the supreme authorities on spiritual matters. They could visit the skies, witness events from afar, and fight with serpents. Only they could pronounce the cause of serious illness or death, and only they, by performing sacred rites, could affect a cure.

Medicine men sometimes employed plants and herbs in their rites, but they did not usually practice secular medicine. The healing of trivial non-spiritual complaints, using herbs and other remedies, was practiced by all Aborigines, although older women were usually the experts. To ensure success, plants and magic were often prescribed side-by-side.

A notable feature of Aboriginal medicine was the importance placed upon oil as a healing agent, an importance that passed to white colonists, and is reflected today in the continuing popularity of Tea Tree Oil and Eucalyptus Oil today..

Bush Medicine

The Bundjalung people are amongst those Australian Aborigines who are the original custodians of northern coastal areas of New South Wales (Australia),an area that includes the Bundjalung National Park and Mount Warning (known to the Bundjalung people as Wollumbin (“rainmaker”).

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