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1. (verb) to be alive, well, safe, cured, recovered, healthy, fit, healed.
2. (modifier) healthy, fit, well, alive - in a state of wellbeing or just being alive.
Aligning with Rongomātane and the resources within his realm to not only cure the physical state but also the spiritual and mental state.
The collection was born from a desire to highlight alternative medicine, a reconnection to the earth, and a deep desire to once again feel healthy after what has been a crazy few years. It encompasses Rongoā Māori practices (traditional Māori practitioners), showcasing the rongoā rākau (plant remedies) aspect of their teachings.
Our locally curated prints feature some of the plants/rākau used in traditional Maori practice and their common uses. We have kept tones, deep, moody, muted, and rich with shades of butterscotch, charcoal, periwinkle, duck egg, and rose.
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The offshoot koru represents the seeds of the next generation.
It's flowers and bark can be used with honey for sore throats, its sap for treating wounds, and young leaves used in the hollows of sore teeth. Ngā Rauropi Whakaoranga Manaaki Whenua (Landcare Research)
TAUPATA (LOOKING GLASS PLANT)
Found costal, Taupata has been traditionally used by Māori for kidney and bladder inflammation. It also helps to support gut flora. Te Waka Rakau
Taken internally, Kawakawa cleans the blood and acts as a blood thinner. It assists with respiratory ailments and warms the chest area due to the peppery leaves. It soothes sore throats and supports the lungs during colds or bronchitis. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-neuralgic activities and is useful as a liver tonic also. It’s a wonderful revitaliser and excellent as an overall health tonic for the body. Te Waka Rakau
MĀNUKAMānuka is abundant throughout New Zealand, from lowland to subalpine areas. It can be used as a tea – hence its other common name, tea-tree.
An infusion of the bark is used externally and internally as a sedative. It was also used for scalds and burns. Ash made from the bark was rubbed onto the skin to treat skin diseases. Vapour from leaves boiled in water was used for colds. The inner bark was boiled and the liquid used as a mouthwash. Te Papa
KŪMARAHOU (GUM DIGGERS SOAP)Not only does kūmarahou contain high levels of saponins (soap like substance) but it is an amazing tea helping with bronchial issues/colds.
When brewed, it's extremely bitter but great for flushing out toxins.
HARAKEKE (FLAX)Harakeke has many uses, the most common seen with babies as wahakura (pepi pods) or muka ties (umbilical cord clamps made from flax fibres).
From a rongoā perspective, leaves/roots can be pulped and heated then placed on boils, hard parts of the leaf can be used to splint. Juice can be used for toothache, ringworm, and skin ailments. Te Ara
PĀKAIAHI (FIRE STARTER MUSHROOM)
The pākaiahi mushroom (Ganoderma applanatum) is an edible type of medicinal fungus that has been used for various healing abilities by Māori of Aotearoa. It is a “superfood.” Pākaiahi is strongly anti-inflammatory and tied to longevity, better immune function and mental clarity.
They are large mushrooms often found on trees that are dead or dying. Te Waka Rakau