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Laing R. M., Blackwell E. W. 1964 (7th edition, revised). Plants of New Zealand. Whitcombe and Tombs.

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p.106-110, uses of flax. Chilblains - poultice of roasted and macerated roots. Soft part of leaf base placed over wounds to stop bleeding. However, some bushmen say juice of leaf acts as a poison to cut. Cuts obtained in handling of leaves in flaxmill usually fester. p.110, description of Chatham Island variety.

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Plants of New Zealand

1964 (7th edition, revised).
Laing R. M., Blackwell E. W.
Whitcombe and Tombs

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