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Harakeke Classroom Chart | Te Reo Maori Resources

Two bilingual charts describing the harakeke plant and it's traditional and contemporary uses

Matariki Maori Proverb

The honi is a Polynesian greeting in which two people greet each other by pressing noses and inhaling at the same time. This is a very honorific as this represents the exchange of ha--the breath of life, and mana--spiritual power between two people.

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Koromiko    Tender leaves were bruised and applied as a poultice for ulcers and veneral disease.  Wet branches were thrown on a fire with whau and karamū, to make a steam bath treatment for broken bones.

Koromiko Tender leaves were bruised and applied as a poultice for ulcers and veneral disease. Wet branches were thrown on a fire with whau and karamū, to make a steam bath treatment for broken bones.

This is the Kawakawa plant that is a medicine, a healing and soothing plant when heated and the leaves applied to the body, a flavouring, and tonic drink thirst quencher that is superb to relax and enjoy the aromas of nature that the early Maori would enjoy.

The leaves of the kawakawa plant have a long history of medicinal use. They are still very popular with traditional practitioners for preparing rongoā.

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.

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.

Kōwhai    The bark of the kōwhai tree was heated in a calabash with hot stones, and made into a poultice for wounds or to rub on a sore back.  A person bitten in the face by a seal had wai kōwhai (kōwhai juice) applied to their wounds, and was well within days.

Kōwhai The bark of the kōwhai tree was heated in a calabash with hot stones, and made into a poultice for wounds or to rub on a sore back. A person bitten in the face by a seal had wai kōwhai (kōwhai juice) applied to their wounds, and was well within days.

Poroporo,Parts used; berries, leaves, inner bark.The berries are poisonous when eaten green but safe when ripe. The leaf was used for the itch, a poultice for sores, chronic eczema, and psoriasis,sores and ulcers.Internally as an effective contraceptive. A factory was established at Waitara in 1978 for extracting the steroid hormone extract to be added to contraceptive pills and for treating rheumatoid arthritis however the plant closed in 1981.

Linda uses a wide range of Maori medicinal plants for her Te Wai-Ora range of Rongoa Medicine Products and Services. There are many other medicinal Maori plants including Ake Ake, Kawakawa, Horopito, Kumarahou,

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Horopito The source of its anti-fungal properties is the active ingredient polygodial, which also gives it the hot, peppery taste that makes it popular as a culinary herb. Horopito contains at least 20 other terpenes (organic compounds found in plants) and at least four flavonoids. Photo/Alamy

Horopito The source of its anti-fungal properties is the active ingredient…

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