Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants

Preparing kawakawa (2nd of 3)

Preparing kawakawa

The kawakawa leaves are boiled in a pot to create wai rākau (herbal tonic).

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Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants - Common medicinal plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2021)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007