How Kiwi is this - a gorgeous blue winged tui perching on a red-flowering flax tree branch.

a gorgeous blue winged tui perching on a red-flowering flax tree branch (NZ)

10 foods that are natural painkillers

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Home remedies for arthritis Background Photo – Wikimedia (public domain) Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the joints. Areas like the jaw, elbows, knees and hips are most vulnerable. In the early stages, [.

Manuka is one of the youngest entries in the book of aromatherapy, as its uses in aromatherapy are discovered quite recently. But its medicinal uses were known since long among the original inhabitants of New Zealand, to which this tree is a native. The health benefits of Manuka Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti dandruff, antidote to insect bites and stings, anti bacterial, anti fungal, anti inflammatory, anti histaminic, anti allergenic. cicatrisant, etc.

The health benefits of Manuka Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti dandruff, antidote to insect bites and stings, anti bacterial.

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.

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.

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.

Kawakawa - myfavourite tea(and beer!)

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

Akeake, Dodonea viscosa Meaning ‘forever and ever’ indicating the strength of the wood, which is very resistant and historically used to make clubs and spears. Rongoa made from the leaves and bark is good for indigestion, gout and rheumatism. It is also used on wounds as a healant, reducing swelling and good for burns and scalds.

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Parts used: The leaves, seeds and roots. There are many recorded usages in New Zealand by maori and pakeha from 1830 onwards, for treating ...

Parts used: The leaves, seeds and roots. There are many recorded usages in New Zealand by maori and pakeha from 1830 onwards, for treating .

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