Kumarahou is a blood purifier, tonic for the liver. 

May assist with the following

  • Coughing
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Chest congestion
  • Arthritis

Kumarahou tea

Approximately 1 teaspoon (3g)  should be added to a pot of boiling water.

Allow to boil (don't use a microwave!) for 1 minute and then simmer for 10 minutes, the liquid will turn a yellow/golden colouring - almost like honey. 

We will let you into a little secret - it doesn't taste great on its own!  however, we suggest mixing it with honey or raw brown sugar.


Drink 2 cups a day for a full week and then each alternative week. 

Kumarahou is Sold in 30 gram packets of dehydrated leaves, enough for 3 month’s supply and approved for export from New Zealand to most countries.



Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.

About Kumarahou

The beautiful native kumarahou (Pomaderris kumeraho) is smothered in creamy yellow flowers in September.

Making Wairakau, the rongoa, is an excellent way of extracting important antioxidant substances such as flavononids and polyphenols, glycosides, antimicrobial tannins, mineral salts and some vitamins (such as niacin and B12, which are not affected by the heating process), in their most absorbable forms. 5 are Native to NZ. FAMILY: Rhamnaceae Buckthorn family.


misspellings: kumeraho, kumerahou, kumarahoe, kumaraho