koromiko


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koromiko

(kɒrɒmiːkɒ)
n, pl koromiko
(Plants) a flowering New Zealand shrub, Hebe salicifolia
[Māori]
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but the koromiko, the whau (possibly the cork tree, Entelea arborescens), and the karamu (Coprosma spp.) are broken off, taken to the water, wetted, and while the fire is burning well the wet branches are thrown over it.
Rongoa thus encompasses karakia and titenga (rituals and incantations), as well as physical forms of treatment, such as mirimiri (massage) and traditional medicines based on plants such as manuka (which has antibacterial properties), koromiko (used to treat diarrhoea and dysentery), and harakeke (which has antiseptic properties and soothes skin ailments).
An interestingly odd place to stay is Koromiko Homestay (+64-4-938-6539), perched on a steep cliff at the end of a winding, narrow road.