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flax

Herbal medicine
An annual, the oil and seeds of which contain a cyanogenic glycoside, fixed oils (e.g., linoleic and linolenic acids), mucilage and protein; it has been used internally as a laxative and antitussive, and topically to treat burns.
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Moana Tipa and Marahia Te Kahika, Appeal to Heaven, release the curse, plaited harakeke, dye, 5m.
understanding: Using the experience of Harakeke Workshop to illustrate
The whiri was woven from harakeke muka, or the hidden fibre at the heart of the harakeke.
For example, in one curriculum meeting the possibility of harakeke classes (11) for children and parents was raised.
Pihama, "Tungi te Ururua, Kia Tupu Whakaritorito te tupu o te Harakeke," MA Thesis, Auckland University, 1993: 20.
Members working for Maori and iwi health providers, along with employer representatives, gathered in marae and other venues around the country last month to plait muka strands from harakeke. All the strands will be gathered together and woven around a large paua, as a symbol of the beauty, integrity and justice of the Te Rau Kokiri campaign for pay equity for these health workers.
(1993) Tungia te Ururua, Kia Tupu Whakaritorito te Tepu o te Harakeke, MA thesis, University of Auckland.