Kōrero: Sandflies and mosquitoes

Ngaio leaves

Ngaio leaves

Māori used crushed leaves of the ngaio tree to deter mosquitoes and sandflies. The juice from the leaves was applied to bites to relieve the itchiness.

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Photograph by Flora Wassilieff

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Sandflies and mosquitoes - Dealing with bites', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14750/ngaio-leaves (accessed 29 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007