Māori Plant Use

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ARMSTRONG J. F. 1870. On the vegetation of the neighbourhood of Christchurch, including Riccarton, Dry Bush, etc.. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 2: 118-128
AUTHOR: ARMSTRONG J. F.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1870
TITLE: On the vegetation of the neighbourhood of Christchurch, including Riccarton, Dry Bush, etc.
PUBLISHER: Transactions of the New Zealand Institute.
NOTES: Introduction by Julius Haast on 5 main vegetation zones of Canterbury. Armstrong presents a list of plants found in areas in and around Christchurch - Riccarton Bush, Dry Bush, Mt. Pleasant, Port Hills, sand hills and swamps. Some uses of plants are given: Drimys axillaris (horopito) ...aromatic and pungent, used by Māoris for various diseases, the `Winter's bark' of New Zealand. Hoheria populnea (lacebark); bark a demulcent drink. Phormium tenax (flax); roots are substitute for sarsaparilla. Coriaria ruscifolia (tutu); beverage from juice. Alectryon excelsus (tītoki); anointing oil. Macropiper excelsum (kawakawa); roots, leaves for beverage. Infusion of leaves for toothache.
LINK WORDS: medicinal, harakeke, food, Pseudowintera
RECORD NUMBER: 2056