Donna Kerridge (Waikato, Ngāti Tahinga) is a registered Medical Herbalist and a traditionally trained rongoā Māori practitioner with a small clinic in Helensville.
Karaka berries are a good source of protein and carbohydrates but can be toxic if not prepared properly. Rongoā and traditional healing practices tutor Donna Kerridge shares the many excellent attributes of this beautiful berry.
Just as mamaku holds the earth together after landslides, so too can it heal wounds and infections in us, explains Donna Kerridge.
Kawakawa is said to have the healing properties of all the other plants in the ngahere combined. Donna Kerridge explains how to use this versatile plant.
Rongoā practitioner Donna Kerridges explains how to make a simple decoction for respiratory conditions and digestion.
Rongoā Māori medicine is about more than lotions and potions, explains Donna Kerridge – it's also about connection.
Practitioner Donna Kerridge introduces the core philosophy of rongoā Māori medicine.