Harakeke - New Zealand Flax - Phormium tenax 


Harakeke New Zealand Flax

Kei te kitea tēnei tupu puta noa i Aotearoa, te nuinga kei roto i ngā repo. Hurihia ai ōna kākano ināianei hei hinu, nā te mea kī tonu i te waikawa harakeke, tētahi waikawa ngako ‘waiwai’. E ai ki ngā tuhinga o mua he nui ngā hua pai o te harakeke, pēnei i te whakaora weratanga, mō te kōreke, mō te whara i te matā, me te wero a te oka.
Ko ōna paiaka ka whakamahia mō te maremare, mō te ngāhoahoa. I whakamahia kētia ngā rau mō te mate puku. I inumia te wai i whiwhi i te kōhuatanga o aua paiaka hei whakakapi i te hinu kātaroera.