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Rongoa M�aori : a practical guide to traditional Maori medicine / Rob McGowan.

By: McGowan, Rob [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Tauranga : Robert McGowan, 2009Description: 68 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeSubject(s): Medicinal plants -- New Zealand | Traditional medicine -- New Zealand | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Ethnobotany | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Medicine | Essences and essential oils -- New Zealand | Plants -- New Zealand -- Religious aspects | Essences and essential oils | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Ethnobotany | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Medicine | Medicinal plants | Plants -- Religious aspects | Traditional medicine | Rongo�a | Te Wao nui a T�ane | New ZealandGenre/Form: M�aori.DDC classification: 615.32108999442
Contents:
Foreword -- Introduction -- Starting points: key principles (Finding the right teacher ; Learning from books and published sources ; Publications to help with tree identification ; Where to learn ; Developing a personal relationship with the forest ; Connections to traditional medicines of other cultures) -- Rongoa is a taonga -- Tahi wairua (Learning about taha wairua ; Key words [Mauri, Tapu and noa ; Mana ; The place of karakia]) -- The Treaty of Waitangi and Maori health issues -- Practical issues (Te taha rakau: learning about the plants ; Identifying native plants ; Tikanga issues ; Some useful guidelines ; Harvesting rongoa ; Preparing rongoa ; Getting back to basics ; What about seling rongoa) -- Wai 262: Intellectual property rights -- He kupu whakamutuna: a final word.
Summary: This book is intended for people, especially beginners, who wish to learn traditional Maori medicine. The first part deals with the foundation of rongoa Maori and talks about the fundamental understandings that are the basis of rongoa. The second section focuses on the practical aspects of learning about rongoa Maori and how to use it. It deals with identifying the plants you might want to use, their harvesting and preparation, etc.--From p.3 & 5.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Foreword -- Introduction -- Starting points: key principles (Finding the right teacher ; Learning from books and published sources ; Publications to help with tree identification ; Where to learn ; Developing a personal relationship with the forest ; Connections to traditional medicines of other cultures) -- Rongoa is a taonga -- Tahi wairua (Learning about taha wairua ; Key words [Mauri, Tapu and noa ; Mana ; The place of karakia]) -- The Treaty of Waitangi and Maori health issues -- Practical issues (Te taha rakau: learning about the plants ; Identifying native plants ; Tikanga issues ; Some useful guidelines ; Harvesting rongoa ; Preparing rongoa ; Getting back to basics ; What about seling rongoa) -- Wai 262: Intellectual property rights -- He kupu whakamutuna: a final word.

This book is intended for people, especially beginners, who wish to learn traditional Maori medicine. The first part deals with the foundation of rongoa Maori and talks about the fundamental understandings that are the basis of rongoa. The second section focuses on the practical aspects of learning about rongoa Maori and how to use it. It deals with identifying the plants you might want to use, their harvesting and preparation, etc.--From p.3 & 5.