Wild Kūmarahou Tea Tonic
Kūmarahou was used by Māori (and still is) for treating several conditions, in particular, bronchitis, colds and asthma. They also used for treating tuberculosis as a blood purifier, tonic and liver cleanser. Can be used to ease constipation.
An ointment can be made from the leaves and applied to skin cancers or steep in a hot bath for arthritis and rheumatism. Kumarahou contains valuable flavonols - Quercetin & Kampferol (antioxidants) plus ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a natural phenol antioxidant found in numerous fruit and vegetables. Bioflavonoids are found to be health-promoting, have a role in preventative health and many proven therapeutic benefits with quercetin's main role being used for seasonal congestion and to help reduce inflammation.
Kūmarahou is very bitter. This is raw & dried Kūmarahou, straight from the bush and is used as a healing tea. Honey can be added for an additional health benefit and to sweeten the bitter taste.
Re-use the tea leaves multiple times and drink as often as needed. Take in the first stages of colds, flu and chest complaints to reduce infections.
The name Kūmarahou derives from it's attractive creamy yellow flowers appearing in early spring to mark the coming of the Kūmara planting season.
Cups per packet
15gm: Makes 10 cups
30gm: Makes 25 cups
|How to brew||
|Ingredients||Wild Harvest Kūmarahou|
|Origin||Aotearoa - New Zealand
|Packaging||Sealed in airtight home compostable bags.|
|How to store||Store below 18c in a dry place, out of light.|