Rongoa Maori Medicine
Māori Plant Use | Eske Style
Makomako, Parts used: Leaves and Bark , used for treating burns, from fire or scalding water. The bark or the leaves could be used as a poultice or as a wash. Contains tanic acid, giving it astringent properties. Good for sore eyes and used as a poultice or internally taken as a treatment for rheumatism.Leaves were steeped in hot baths for arthritis and rheumatism.The colonial settlers ate the fruit, made a jelly from the fruit and also a wine, perhaps giving it its common name “wineberry”.
Lacebark (Hoheria populnea) derives its common name from its inner layer of bark, which is perforated and has a lacy appearance. The veins on its oval leaves are prominent.Traditional Maori Rongoa (medicine) hugely effective when used for treating burns, from fire or scalding water. The bark or the leaves could be used as a poultice or as a wash. Contains tannic acid, giving it astringent properties.
Kawakawa tree fruit ripening (Piper excelsum Syn. Macropiper excelsum), a NZ native shrub, New Zealand (NZ)
Kawakawa tree fruit ripening (Macropiper excelsum), a NZ native shrub, New Zealand (NZ). The fruit of the kawakawa are eaten ,its peppery flavour is unique and tongue fire hot . medicinal treatment to soothe tooth ache and swollen gums .
MANUKA OIL The common name Manuka comes from the Māori ‘Mānuka.’ It is also known as New Zealand Tea Tree, manuka myrtle, and jelly bush.The Maori traditionally used the leaves and shoots for various skin complaints and diseases, infections, wounds, fever, rheumatism and respiratory problems. Manuka Oil is steam distilled. It has a dark yellow colour and a medicinal, woodsy smell that is more subtle than Tea Tree Oil. LEARN MORE: http://marveloils.com/browse-by-oils/manuka-oil/