Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants

Rātā

Rātā

The rātā tree had a number of medicinal uses. The bark could be made into a lotion or poultice, and the flower nectar was used for sore throats.

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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/photograph/14596/rata (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007