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Herbal tea - kawakawa fire | t leaf T. My absolute favourite infusion!! Great hot in winter and chilled in summer. love love love.

Kawakawa is an important healing herb in Rongoa Maori. Kawakawa leaf applications were used topically for bruises and the kawakawa tea was a popular treatment for colds and influenza.

Spotlight on Kawakawa - Kawakawa is an entire plant pharmacy in itself, capable of many different actions that make it useful for a wide array of conditions.

Traditionally used by Maori not only as a medicine but also as a significant part of many ceremonies, Kawakawa is an important part of both the physical and spiritual worlds and revered for its innate power.

Kawakawa, Ginger, Lemon | Maori inspired popsicles. Pre-dessert course for the Hiakai pop up at Hillside Kitchen & Cellar in Wellington. Photo courtesy of: hiakai.co.nz This wonderful innovative chef is taking Maori kai to a new level indeed. Monique Fiso is inspiring a new generation of Maori to bring a modern twist into their kitchens with her very unique take on traditional dishes even incorporating Rongoa into creations. Just Devine #moniquefiso #inspiration #kai #thebohemianstylist

Kawakawa, Ginger, Lemon | Maori inspired popsicles. Pre-dessert course for the Hiakai pop up at Hillside Kitchen & Cellar in Wellington. Photo courtesy of: hiakai.co.nz This wonderful innovative chef is taking Maori kai to a new level indeed. Monique Fiso is inspiring a new generation of Maori to bring a modern twist into their kitchens with her very unique take on traditional dishes even incorporating Rongoa into creations. Just Devine #moniquefiso #inspiration #kai #thebohemianstylist

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Kawakawa tea – Māori foods – kai Māori – Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

MEDICINES OF THE MAORI

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The Maori chef Eru Tutaki, at Treetops Lodge in the New Zealand's North Island’s Horohoro Forest, fashions a new cuisine from foraged produce.

The Maori chef Eru Tutaki, at Treetops Lodge in the New Zealands North Islands Horohoro Forest, fashions a new cuisine from foraged produce.

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.

Horopito. Parts used: Leaves.The Horopito plant is most well known for its action against candida. The active constituent of horopito is polygoidal which makes the “hot taste” in peppery spices, producing significant anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It has been shown to inhibit the growth of candida albicans and other yeast-like fungi. Externally useful for fungal infections, such as candida albicans and ringworm, wounds cuts and burns. Horopito stimulates the circulation of the…

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,

Know Your New Zealand Native Plants by Laurie Metcalf

Know Your New Zealand Native Plants by Laurie Metcalf