Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants

Kawakawa (1st of 3)


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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Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants - Common medicinal plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007