Tanekaha - Known as the celery herb Tanekaha was used medicinally as an astringent and antimicrobial agent by Maori people and early European settlers. The anti-microbial action of tannic acid has been well documented, and it has been shown to be effective against a range of bacteria, yeasts and viruses. A mild astringent with curative properties
We are -Te Whare Rongoa – te reo Maori – House of Medicine – Services at the moment are delivered from The Iboga Clinic in Kaitaia, Te Hiku O Te Ika(The Tail of the Fish) Far North, New Zealand. Welcome to the iBoga Clinic, in the Far North of New Zealand Aotearoa. It is more than a year since read more
Kawakawa tree fruit ripening (Macropiper excelsum), a NZ native shrub, New Zealand (NZ). The fruit of the kawakawa are eaten ,its peppery flavour is unique and tongue fire hot . medicinal treatment to soothe tooth ache and swollen gums .
Lacebark (Hoheria populnea) derives its common name from its inner layer of bark, which is perforated and has a lacy appearance. The veins on its oval leaves are prominent.Traditional Maori Rongoa (medicine) hugely effective when used for treating burns, from fire or scalding water. The bark or the leaves could be used as a poultice or as a wash. Contains tannic acid, giving it astringent properties.
Makomako, Parts used: Leaves and Bark , used for treating burns, from fire or scalding water. The bark or the leaves could be used as a poultice or as a wash. Contains tanic acid, giving it astringent properties. Good for sore eyes and used as a poultice or internally taken as a treatment for rheumatism.Leaves were steeped in hot baths for arthritis and rheumatism.The colonial settlers ate the fruit, made a jelly from the fruit and also a wine, perhaps giving it its common name “wineberry”.