Kumarahou is known to be a blood purifier and a tonic for the liver.
Kumarahou may assist with the following
- Chest congestion
Approximately 1 teaspoon of kumarahou 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.
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