Daily Archives: 20 December, 2015

Flax

Phormium tenax. or harakeke After Māori arrived in New Zealand, from around 1250, they discovered the useful properties of flax. The nectar from its flowers made a sweet drink. The roots could be crushed to make poultices for skin infections, … Continue reading

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