Story: Rongoā – medicinal use of plants



Kūmarahou is still used as a herbal treatment today. One medicine was made by boiling the leaves in water for drinking, which was said to ease rheumatism and asthma.

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Rhys Jones, 'Rongoā – medicinal use of plants - Other medicinal plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Rhys Jones, published 24 Sep 2007