Native American Herbs

First Nations people in North America have a long tradition of herbal healing, much of which was based on observation of how animals healed themselves with plants. Like Māori, the indigenous tribes believe that there is an exchange of healing information from the plants themselves that guide them through the process of selecting the right herbs and plants. Traditional medicine is practiced in a way which includes the natural world and the whole person – body, mind and spirit. Following European colonisation, herbs from that continent were introduced and may also be used by indigenous peoples.
Herbal medicine was prepared by a Medicine Man, or Shaman in the form of infusions, decoctions, tinctures and macerations. Herbs also featured strongly in the ceremonies and rituals of Native Americans, being used used for their hallucinogenic and narcotic properties to induce trances and spiritual experiences.

Disclaimer: We have a passion for growing herbs but we are not qualified herbalists and have no medical background. We always recommend that you consult with a qualified health-care practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing or on any medications. Kahikatea Farm cannot take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of the plants or a plant not having the effect it is reputed to have.

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