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.
Māori Plant Use
Patete, Parts used: Bark, Sap and Leaves for treating skin diseases. Was used to treat scrofulous sores and ringworm. A useful fungicide against athletes foot , a tonic used just before childbirth to allow a safe delivery and the large soft leaves were used to wrap the newborn baby in. When taking leaves, flowers, roots or bark from any plant in the ngahere there are particular ways and times to gather without damage to the plant and optimizing the active elements within the gathered…
Māori Plant Use
Puriri, Vitex lucens This rongoa is related to the chaste tree and therefore has hormone balancing properties. It is also good for treating ulcers and the boiled leaves have been traditionally used to treat strains and backache. It has also been used internally to treat sore throats.
Tanekaha - Known as the celery herb Tanekaha was used medicinally as an astringent and antimicrobial agent by Maori people and early European settlers. The anti-microbial action of tannic acid has been well documented, and it has been shown to be effective against a range of bacteria, yeasts and viruses. A mild astringent with curative properties
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.
MAORI MEDICINE INDIGENOUS PLANT IDENTIFICATION GUIDE AND HEALING CARDS - We Love Rongoa
This series of cards highlights the properties of 33 commonly plants found in the ngahere (bush) Each card is colour coded for ease of use and support of learning. Each card gives the plants' maori name, botanical name and their common known name. It has a photograph of the plant for ease of identification and its Medicinal properties which include its traditional uses. It also has each plants' spiritual properties - as each plant carries its own frequency and healing qualities from a…