Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants

Using harakeke

In this video, Tāwhao Tioke explains the uses of harakeke (flax), and notes that traditionally all plants in the bush had some medicinal use. He is from Ngāi Tūhoe, and as a child was taught the traditional uses of plants by his elders.

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Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants - Common medicinal plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/14592/using-harakeke (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007