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The Green Ant is used as bush medicine. The nest is taken from the tree rubbed together place in a bucket of water for only a short time. The water is strained into a clean bowl. This green ant medicine is drunk if you have like the flu.
The green tree ant found in Northern Australia is a type of weaver ant found in many parts of the world. The Australian species (Oecophylla smaragdina) is commonly referred to as either a green tree ant or weaver ant. They are called weaver ants because they weave a nest together out of leaves. In Australia they are only found in the Northern regions. They occur in forested areas both in Northern Western Australia and also in the Northern Territory and Queensland. In Queensland they spread down the coastal fringe as far south as Rockhampton, and can often be found in fruit orchards.
Spotted on Jan 14, 2012
Submitted on Feb 14, 2012
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