WHAT’S IN MANAAKI?
Kamokamo: A greenish-yellow squash or marrow-like vegetable, which was a traditional Māori staple. Sometimes known as kumi kumi, it can be cooked many ways. Horopito: A peppery green and rustcoloured leaf containing polygodial. Māori have long used it for medicinal purposes, including treating fungal skin infections, stomach aches and diarrhoea, and as a painkiller. Kawakawa: A versatile and important healing herb, kawakawa is used to treat cuts and bruises, toothache, stomach and rheumatic pain, as well as being an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. tastemanaaki.com