Kūmarahou is still used as a herbal treatment today. medicine was made by boiling the leaves in water for drinking, which was said to ease rheumatism and asthma. It is a blood purifier , coughs and flu was also used for tuberculosis .
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Pomaderris kumeraho Kumarahou Kumarohou is a plant of poor soils and is found from North Cape to Kawhia and the Bay of Plenty. Kumarahou makes lather if the leaves and flowers are crushed and stirred in a bowl of water.