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. 


  • Chest complaints
  • Bronchitis
  • Coughs & Colds
  • Sore throat
  • Asthma
  • Tuberculosis
  • Emphysema,
Organic Yes
Cups per packet

 15gm: Makes 10 cups

30gm: Makes 25 cups

How to brew
  1. 1 teaspoon per 250ml of water, brew at 80-85c for around 3-5 minutes.
  2. Bitter taste, honey can be added
  3. Reuse multiple times
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.

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