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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, Health And Wellbeing, 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, Plant Texture, Bay Of Islands, Healing Herbs, Medicinal 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.

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, Health And Wellbeing, Herbal Medicine, Native Plants

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.

Rimu The inner bark of the rimu tree was beaten into pulp and put on burnt skin. The pulped bark was combined with water and hot stones in a calabash, and dabbed on ulcers or running sores. The bark of the young tree was used to stop wounds bleeding. Medicine Garden, Tree Borders, Homemade Products, Medicinal Plants, Native Plants, Trees To Plant, Diversity, New Zealand, Natural Remedies

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Rimu The inner bark of the rimu tree was beaten into pulp and put on burnt skin. The pulped bark was combined with water and hot stones in a calabash, and dabbed on ulcers or running sores. The bark of the young tree was used to stop wounds bleeding.

The leaves of the kawakawa plant have a long history of medicinal use. They are still very popular with traditional practitioners for preparing rongoā. Healing Herbs, Medicinal Plants, Herbal Remedies, Natural Remedies, Tonic Drink, Types Of Christmas Trees, Types Of Herbs, Wild Edibles, Native Plants

Kawakawa

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

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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.

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Te Rongoā Māori

Rongoā is the word for remedies that are created from natural plants and trees. This page links to library resources about te Rongoā…

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.