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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. Conifer Trees, Trees And Shrubs, Long White Cloud, State Of Arizona, Native Plants, Herbal Medicine, New Zealand, Wild Flowers, Nativity

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...

Māhoe in berry Leaf Skeleton, Forest Floor, Trees And Shrubs, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants, Herbal Medicine, Bright Green, Dream Garden, Nativity

Māhoe in berry

Māhoe (Melicytus ramiflorus), a member of the violet family, is a common tree of coastal and lowland forest, and regenerating shrublands. It is also known as whiteywood, a reference to its pale bark. The leaves are bright green and coarsely toothed. The lacy leaf skeletons are common on...

Kōtukutuku tree(Fuchsia excorticata) is considered to be the world’s largest fuchsia. In damp forest it can grow to 12 mtr tall and form a trunk over 1mtr in diameter. It is one of Nz's few truly deciduous trees, losing its leaves in winter in all but the warmest areas. Small Trees, Small Flowers, Purple Flowers, Nz South Island, Deciduous Trees, Local History, Medicinal Plants, Flora And Fauna, Cool Plants

Kōtukutuku – tree fuchsia

Kōtukutuku (Fuchsia excorticata) is considered to be the world’s largest fuchsia. In damp forest it can grow to 12 metres tall and form a trunk over 1 metre in diameter. It is one of New Zealand’s few truly deciduous trees, losing its leaves in winter in all but the warmest areas. ...

Makomako – wineberry Trees And Shrubs, Trees To Plant, Plant Leaves, Fast Growing Trees, End Of Winter, Juicy Fruit, Edible Plants, Healing Herbs, Small Trees

Makomako – wineberry

Makomako, or wineberry (Aristotelia serrata), a fast-growing tree, thrives in moist fertile sites. It is especially common in forest clearings and at the edges of regenerating forest. It has thin, heart-shaped leaves, light green on the upper surface and often reddish underneath. In cold...

Wineberry’s attractive flowers appear in spring. At first the flowers are white but they later develop rose-pink and claret wine colours. Flora Garden, Garden Of Earthly Delights, Planting Shrubs, Public Garden, Rare Plants, Bright Flowers, Small Trees, Trees And Shrubs, Pheasant

Wineberry in flower

Wineberry’s attractive flowers appear in spring. At first the flowers are white but they later develop rose-pink and claret wine colours.

Pomaderris kumeraho Kumarahou Kumarohou is a plant of poor soils and is found from North Cape to Kawhia and the Bay of Plenty. Kumarahou makes lather if the leaves and flowers are crushed and stirred in a bowl of water. Healing Herbs, Medicinal Plants, Natural Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Trees And Shrubs, Trees To Plant, Native Plants, Herbal Remedies, Horticulture

Kūmarahou Most medicinal uses of kūmarahou were recorded in the 1900s. The leaves were boiled and used as a soothing and healing agent. The juice of the leaves was also used in baths. Drinking the liquid in which leaves had been boiled was said to be good for rheumatism and asthma.(nz)

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… Herbal Remedies, Natural Remedies, Homemade Skin Care, Homemade Products, Healing Herbs, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants, Herbal Medicine, Health And Wellbeing

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. (nz)

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Mānuka Ashes of mānuka were rubbed on the scalp to cure dandruff. Mānuka branches were used to splint broken limbs. Leaves were put in a calabash with water and hot stones, and the liquid was drunk to ease a fever. The bark was boiled in water, which was drunk to cure dysentery and diarrhoea.

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. Herbal Remedies, Natural Remedies, Steam Bath, Art Competitions, Tiny Flowers, Small Trees, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants, Herbal Medicine

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.

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. Trees And Shrubs, Trees To Plant, Herbal Remedies, Natural Remedies, Tree Borders, Bay Of Islands, Healing Herbs, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants

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.