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Kanuka

Kanuka

Patete, Parts used: Bark, Sap and Leaves for treating skin diseases. Was used to treat scrofulous sores and ringworm. A useful fungicide against athletes foot , a tonic used just before childbirth to allow a safe delivery and the large soft leaves were used to wrap the newborn baby in. When taking leaves, flowers, roots or bark from any plant in the ngahere there are particular ways and times to gather without damage to the plant and optimizing the active elements within the gathered…

Patete, Parts used: Bark, Sap and Leaves for treating skin diseases. Was used to treat scrofulous sores and ringworm. A useful fungicide against athletes foot , a tonic used just before childbirth to allow a safe delivery and the large soft leaves were used to wrap the newborn baby in. When taking leaves, flowers, roots or bark from any plant in the ngahere there are particular ways and times to gather without damage to the plant and optimizing the active elements within the gathered…

Kanuka tree, Nelson Lakes, New Zealand 2014

Kanuka tree, Nelson Lakes, New Zealand 2014

Koromiko, Hebe strictaKoromiko is widespread throughout New Zealand. An infusion of the leaves was used as an astringent for dysentery. Poultices were used for ulcers. It was considered good for the kidney and bladder, as well as for diarrhoea and as a tonic.

Koromiko, Hebe strictaKoromiko is widespread throughout New Zealand. An infusion of the leaves was used as an astringent for dysentery. Poultices were used for ulcers. It was considered good for the kidney and bladder, as well as for diarrhoea and as a tonic.

Patē, Schefflera digital, like Five Finger but thinner leaves of seven to ten leaflets, pale green shade.  Bears clusters of yellow-green flowers in summer and early autumn.

Patē, Schefflera digital, like Five Finger but thinner leaves of seven to ten leaflets, pale green shade. Bears clusters of yellow-green flowers in summer and early autumn.

Mapou, or Red Matipo (Myrsine australis) A hardy tree, resistant to wind. Easily grown from seed. Wavy edged leaves, small red blotches, red stems. Maori medicinal plant, leaves boiled to ease toothache. Inconspicuous flowers, small black fruit on female trees in summer. Attracts birds.

Mapou, or Red Matipo (Myrsine australis) A hardy tree, resistant to wind. Easily grown from seed. Wavy edged leaves, small red blotches, red stems. Maori medicinal plant, leaves boiled to ease toothache. Inconspicuous flowers, small black fruit on female trees in summer. Attracts birds.

Flax

Flax

Cabbage tree

Cabbage tree

Knightia excelsa - New Zealand honeysuckle, Rewarewa

Knightia excelsa - New Zealand honeysuckle, Rewarewa

Pittosporum eugenioides  lemonwood, tarata - NZ

Pittosporum eugenioides lemonwood, tarata - NZ

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