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Pittosporum obcordatum. Kohukohu.

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[for hakihaki, that is, scabies or the itch] "some relief was doubtless obtained from an ointment or salve prepared by drying certain parts of the kohu-kohu (Pittosporum obcordatum) in the sun, pounding them into a dust, and finally mixing it into a paste with hinu-kōhia oil..."

Used for itch, eczema of the scalp, and other cutaneous diseases (Goldie 1904)

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28 May 2007
5 July 2020
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