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Medicines of the Maori by Christina Macdonald

From their Trees, Shrubs and other Plants, together with foods from the same sources

The Maoris of old suffered from much the same illnesses as we do today, and sought their remedies in the plants among which they lived. They found, for instance, that manuka provided almost a panacea: an infusion of the bark cured constipation, or from the seed capsules, diarrhoea; that the inner bark of the pohutukawa helped to stop bleeding, and soothed toothache.

Christina Macdonald records for the first time much of the medical lore which has until now only been passed down by word of mouth through generations of the Maori people.

Lorna McArtney's drawings are not only decorative, but botanically accurate aids to identification.

Contents:

-Foreword
-Introduction
-Acknowledgements
-A.D. 1350 - A.D. 1820
-The Tohunga
-Whareumu - House of the Oven
-Medicinal Steam Baths
-Trees
-Shrubs & Other Plants
-Piripohu - Nursling, Child in Arms
-Hiruharama (Jerusalem)
-Early Settlers' Recipes
-Glossary of Medical Terms
-Bibliography
-Poisonous Berries
Hardback, 1975(4), 142pages, good condition, small wear/tear in jacket, fading in spine Please click here to ask a question
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