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Riley, Murdoch.

Maori healing and herbal : New Zealand ethnobotanical sourcebook / Murdoch Riley ; photographs by Brian Enting. - Paraparaumu, N.Z. : Viking Sevenseas N.Z., 1994. - 528 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.

"A compilation of printed and manuscript information on the healing practices of the New Zealand Maori"--Flyleaf.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-523) and index.

"A compilation of printed and manuscript information on the healing practices of the New Zealand Maori"--Flyleaf. -Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-523) and index.

A compilation of printed and manuscript information on the healing practices of the New Zealand Maori ... does not claim to be complete ... "Maori healing and health topics" ... draws together all the available information on spiritual healing and then directs the reader to the relevant herbs. The "Maori herbal remedies" section includes over 200 plants ... In all cases the exact words of informants or writers are quoted, translations from Maori being undertaken for the most part by Tairongo Amoamo of the Whakatohea tribe.

Montana Book Awards, 1995: Non-fiction.

0854670955 (pbk.)


Maori (New Zealand people)--Medicine.
Maori (New Zealand people)--Ethnobotany--History.
Herbs--Therapeutic use--History.--New Zealand
Medicinal plants--History.--New Zealand
Ethnobotany--History.--New Zealand
Plants--History.--Folklore
Botany--History.--New Zealand--Folklore
Maori (New Zealand people) Ethnobotany History.
Herbs New Zealand Therapeutic use History.
Medicinal plants New Zealand History.
Ethnobotany New Zealand History.
Plants Folklore History.
Botany New Zealand Folklore History.
Maori (New Zealand people)--Healing.
Maori (New Zealand people)--Health and hygiene--History.
Herbal Remedies.
Herbs--Therapeutic use.
Maori (New Zealand people)--Ethnobotany.
Ethnobotany--New Zealand.
Medicine, Herbal.
Medicinal plants--New Zealand.

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