HARAKEKE – Māori Creativity

The significance of harakeke in Māori culture, are it’s medicinal properties and the artistic value of the beautiful harakeke leave.
Harakeke also has many medicinal uses. The sticky sap or gum that it produces was applied to boils and wounds and used for toothache. The gel which oozes from the freshly-cut stems has similar healing properties to Aloe Vera, useful in treating skin irritations such as eczema and burns.

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Gestational Diabetes???

I was puzzled, confused and downright terrified when I began vomiting 6-10 times a day after just a glass of water! I thought there was something seriously wrong with me. My doctor broke the news that I was pregnant. “Oh, so this is morning sickness”, I asked? He said, “In a normal pregnancy nausea is minimal. You have what is known as Gestational diabetes” and went on to explain

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