Kumarahou is a blood purifier and a tonic for the liver.
Kumarahou is known to assist with the following -
- Chest congestion
You can make it into a tea and Steffie suggests adding 1 teaspoon of honey as the tea is bitter; however, over time, you will develop an appreciation for the taste. Attractive backdrop taste when added to Steffie's kawakawa tea.
Keep in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight.
The beautiful native kumarahou (Pomaderris kumeraho) is smothered in creamy yellow flowers in September. When the kumarahou flowers, this is the time the kumara vegetable is ready to harvest the kumara.
Making Wairakau, the rongoa, is an excellent way of extracting important antioxidant substances such as flavononids and polyphenols, glycosides, antimicrobial tannins, mineral salts and some vitamins (such as niacin and B12, which are not affected by the heating process), in their most absorbable forms.
FAMILY: Rhamnaceae Buckthorn family.