Free Herbal Remedies & Recipes - LearningHerbs
Dozens of free herbal remedies and recipes that teach you herbalism one experience at a time. First aid, cold and flu care, body care and much more.
How to Make a Salve with Infused Oils - Easy DIY Skincare
How to make a salve with infused oils. Plantain salve is amazing for insect bites and stings, removing slivers, hemorrhoids and relieving dry skin.
We think of manuka as a New Zealand native, our tea tree, but actually we share it with Australia. Don't let that worry you, it's not a point of contention; rather it shows the tea tree range, and shows it's too good to be kept for one country.
How traditional Maori herbs are still relevant today
The unique therapeutic properties of New Zealand’s native herbs were recognised and developed by Maori as part of a complex system of traditional medicine and healing. The healing potential of these plants and this knowledge is as relevant today as it ever was. As awareness grows of the limitations of pharmaceutical medicines, attention is increasingly turning back to our herbal allies in the plant world.
About Kawakawa | Macropiper Excelsum | The Plant of the Heart
Kawakawa - the leaf of a New Zealand tree has MANY health benefits! Such as purifying the blood and helping with sore throats.
MAORI MEDICINE INDIGENOUS PLANT IDENTIFICATION GUIDE AND HEALING CARDS - We Love Rongoa
The Maori Medicine – Indigenous plant Identification guide & Healing cards showcase 33 of the most common Indigenous plants used in maori medicine making. They highlight the most common maori name/s and the botanical name of the plant with a clear photograph of each plant, its Medicinal uses, spiritual properties, any particular special facts about the plant, known contra-indications and the chemical properties of each plant. The resources used to develop the cards are indicated and…
Rātā The bark of the rātā tree was soaked in water, which was then applied as a lotion. A poultice of bark was put on sores, wounds and abscesses. The inner bark was steeped in water and drunk for diarrhoea and dysentery. Rātā nectar, collected by tapping the flowers against the inside of a calabash, was taken to cure a sore throat.
Kahikatea and rimu foliage
Rimu foliage and seeds (top) are a little different from those of kahikatea (bottom): rimu carries its seeds on upturned branchlets. Rimu and kahikatea are massive conifer trees, widely distributed throughout New Zealand. Both belong to the podocarp...
Take the time to have a close look.
Another world opens if you have a close look at what is happening within the plants that structure the ornamental garden. Take the time to observe carefully many of the elements that make plants. The beauty in close observation can be unsurpassed.