Koromiko (Hebe stricta)

Koromiko (Hebe stricta)

A medium sized shrub, Koromiko is found in many remedial plantings and has beautiful white brush-like flowers found in between its dark green slender leaves. Found usually in coastal bush, it is one of the 80 Hebe’s found in New Zealand so is easy to confuse with other species such as Hebe salicifolia.

 

Uses:

  • Koromiko has been widely recognised as a potent remedy for diarrhoea and constipation. The part taken is the closed leaf tips. 5-6 leaf tips ingested will work wonders but can be very bitter.
  • Drying the leaf tips is a good way to store them for later use. They can be activated by adding them to hot water and drinking the resulting tonic.

 

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