Kūmarahou was traditionally used to expel mucus from the lungs. A bitter plant to ingest but it is in her bitterness where the rongoā lies. The rongoā pierces mucus and breaks it up enabling the body to expel it. Drink lots of water when on Kūmarahou to support the detoxification.
Kūmarahou awakens and initiates your natural expressive nature. She opens the throat to enable the voice to sing. This is why you want to sing with joy when you see her in full bloom. She waves to you in pure joy shouting at the top of her lungs "I am here! I am here!"
Her colours of transition are other worldly and are a gentle reminder to show you who you truly are. She will support you to be expressive and creative. She opens the heart and lungs and helps you to purge, to release stuck emotions. She clears the channel of breath so you can breathe deeply again. She is truly remarkable in all that she does. A bitter tonic to swallow but this is how she purges, removing toxins and breaking up heavy mucus.
She loves to grow in clay. And what does clay do for the body? This is where you'll find her mana.
One of the first to cloak Papatūānuku when there has been fire. Kūmarahou will adorn her.
Allow this spritely mighty plant move you into your natural puna. She will help to unblock you to have a voice and to express yourself in all forms of being.
KŪMARAHOU Lung Support Tincture
Kūmarahou (Pomaderris kumeraho)