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Medicinal properties of kōkōmuka (koromiko)

Hōhepa Kereopa, a tohunga (healer) of the Ngāi Tūhoe tribe, explains how the leaves of the native tree kōkōmuka (also known as koromiko) are used to treat constipation.

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Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, 'Medicines and remedies - Plants, pills and poultices before 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/28215/medicinal-properties-of-kokomuka-koromiko (accessed 24 January 2022)

Story by Pauline Norris and Rosemary Beresford, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 23 May 2018, updated 1 Apr 2020