Author(s): S.G. Brooker, R.C. Cambie, R.C. Cooper
New Zealand Medicinal Plants, first published in 1961, has become a standard reference work. In response to continuing demand the authors have prepared this fully revised and updated third edition. The book lists all New Zealand.
"BOTANICAL NOTES: Mamaku -- This tall, handsome tree-fern is common throughout New Zealand and is frequently planted in collections overseas.
MEDICAL NOTES: The young fronds were used for poulticing inflamed mammae and were also scraped and used for drawing boils. The fronds were also boiled and the liquid was drunk to assist discharge of the afterbirth. The hairy outer skin was ..."