Maori Healing Remedies

ISBN 9780854671427
Item Details
Title Maori Healing Remedies
Sub Title Rongoa Maori
Author Riley, Murdoch
Binding Format Paperback
Weight 0.0 gm
Pages 80
Status Active
Year 2018

A useful book of time-tested Maori herbal therapies, whether for arthritis, headaches, insect bites, rheumatism, skin complaints, sore throats, sprains, wounds e.t.c. Page headings for over 30 ailments. Identifying photos of many of the N.Z plants used. Rongoā is traditional Māori medicine. Herbal Remedies were used to cure or alleviate illnesses with New Zealand native plants along with physical techniques and spiritual healing. The Māori people believed that if you got sick it was because of evil spirits, like breaking â??tapuâ?? (rules) they would get ill. The â??Tohungaâ?? (priest) would use â??karakiaâ?? (ancient rites) to talk to the â??mate atuaâ?? (divine in origin) and release the spirits from the ill person. In conjunction to the spiritual healing herbal remedies (drinks, poultices or lotions), heat, massage, blood-letting, plant sap on wounds and manipulation was also used. Still to this day these techniques are used alongside other medicines. Beautiful identifying photos of many N.Z plants such kawakawa, harakeke(flax), kōwhai, mānuka are used in this book to treat such things as asthma, bruising, skin complaints, rheumatism, influenza etc.