Rongoa for Respiratory & Digestive Conditions


Actions: Expectorant, antimicrobial, bronchospasmolytic

This rongoa is in my view the very best for bronchial and pulmonary conditions: It is very bitter but extremely good for stubborn, prolonged coughs, bronchitis and asthma.  Infuse or decoct in boiling water for 10-20 minutes drain, bottle and label.  A general tonic for all the body systems and blood detergent.



Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, febrifuge, diaphoretic, antispasmodic

Excellent for coughs, fevers and colds.  Also a great rongoa for spasmodic and inflammatory conditions of the digestive system.



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Actions: Demulcent, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, bronchospasmolytic

Rich in mucilage, ideal for bronchitis, coughs, asthma and dyspepsia, reflux and other inflammatory digestive tract conditions.




Actions: Anti-inflammatory, expectorant, demulcent, antimicrobial, bronchospasmolytic, analgesic, nutritive

Extremely rich in mucilage/collagen, excellent to treat coughs, bronchitis and respiratory ailments. Especially good to treat Irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, heartburn, peptic ulcers, uptake of minerals, bloating and soothes entire digestive tract



Actions: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antidyspeptic, diaphoretic

The most diverse rongoa with many applications; really good for coughs and colds, a great gargle for strep throat and infected tonsils – helps to kill bacteria. Also good for IBS, bloating and dyspepsia.



Actions: Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, diaphoretic, astringent, antiulcerogenic, anxiolytic and sedative

Helps to treat bacterial and fungal infections both topically and internally.  Excellent to help boost immunity and treats colds, flu and fevers.  It also helps with digestive issues such as IBS, IBD and peptic ulcers.




To help with Prostate Cancer and for stabilizing blood sugars

Karamu (Coprosma Robusta)This is a Rongoa that really needs to be utilized with our tane’s, matua’s and kaumatua’s to help prevent – the most prolific cancer in NZ = PROSTATE CANCER.


Karamu (Coprosma robusta) is excellent in treating and cleansing the kidneys, prostate…, bladder and urinary tract and reducing any inflammation here.


It is also a good Rongoa for stabilizing blood sugars.


Just pick (with tikanga and protocol) 1 cup of leaves and place in stainless steel pot….cover then simmer for 20 mins in 750 mls of purified water…allow to cool then bottle and refrigerate…take 50 mls 2 x a day for 7 days…have a break then again for 14 days…2 weeks on and 2 weeks off.


Linda xxx

Rongoa Green Smoothie !

Rongoa Green SmoothieTo heal the body, mind and soul.

This is an highly potent, mineralized blend with lots of antioxidants to help boost immunity, help fight cancer cells, boost energy levels, increase digestive power and memory, support constipation, reduces appetite and nourishes on multiple levels.


4 Kawakawa leaves
1/4 cup of young Puha or waterceress leaves – freshly rinsed and bruised, to reduce bitterness
1 cup of kokihi (nz spinach) or silverbeet with white removed
1 large banana
2 Kiwifruit
2 heaped tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
1/2 an avocado
1/4 teaspoon of kelp seaweed chopped finely.
1 pinch of cayenne pepper or horopito pepper
400mls of old fashioned apple juice or freshly sqeezed carrot juice
100mls of purified water
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend for 3 minutes – initially on low then on high for 2 more minutes until finely blended and smooth.
Serves 2 – 3. Serve freshly made as a refreshing snack or as a meal replacement.
This smoothie is packed full of vitamins and minerals. I suggest a daily dose of this to really feel amazing and energized. If sensitivity occurs with a skin reaction – remove the kawakawa element ( there are a few people who are sensitized to the strong stimulant properties of this rongoa).


Tihe mauri ora!…Enjoy the blessings.


Linda xxx

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