Māori Plant Use

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Plant Use Details 

 
Eucalyptus globulus. Blue gum.
FAMILY: Myrtaceae Myrtle family
BOTANICAL NAME: Eucalyptus globulus Introduced.
COMMON NAME: blue gum
MEDICINAL: Used for bathing after confinement; if haemorrhage, drink some of water. Inhaled and taken internally as an infusion in asthma. (Uses probably taught by missionaries). Extensively used. (Bell 1890)
RECORD NUMBER: 1254