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Geniostoma ligustrifolium var. ligustrifolium. Hangehange.

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Geniostoma rupestre var. ligustrifolium

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HANGEHANGEhengahengapāpā,  Pāhengahengapāpāhenga whangewhange; pāpāuma (Ngāti Ruanui, Taranaki - in Beever 1991

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Generally used for enveloping various roots etc., during the process of cooking (Kirk, in Taylor 1870).

Roots of tikoraha, Cordyline stricta [C. pumilio], tied separately for baking in bundles of hangehange (Colenso 1868a).

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Bark reduced to pulp and used as a black dye (Brett's Guide 1883 ; White, from ms. in Dominion Museum, quoted in Aston 1918b)

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Lotion used for childrens' sores, hawaniwani (Goldie 1904; Best 1906).

Bark is bruised and applied for the itch by rubbing it over the skin ( Taylor 1848 and 1870; Kerry-Nicholls 1886).

Related pharmacology in Brooker, Cambie and Cooper 1987.

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

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28 May 2007
1 July 2020
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