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Corokia spp. Korokio.

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Leaves - boiled, instant relief from stomach ache (Adams 1945).

The wood contains beta-sitosterol `a major compound of an american proprietary drug used to lower blood cholesterol levels" (Brooker, Cambie and Cooper 1987, p.68)

See Riley 1994 for information on medicinal uses of related plants elsewhere in the world.

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28 May 2007
1 July 2019
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