kūmarahou elixir


Clear mucus, ease chest, throat and nasal passage

Mahea te hūpē, whakaea te poho taimaha, te korokoro me te pongāihu


Rongoā rākau (native therapeutic plants) have been used by Māori for generations. Mātauranga (knowledge) has been passed down from generation to generation. That knowledge includes what to use, and how to use it. 

Kūmarahou (pomaderris kumeraho), as we have been taught, is a natural go to for helping conditions that impact our respiratory system. Additionally, kūmarahou was traditionally used to promote healthy skin. Let's take a closer look.

its not magic, its nature®  -  ehara i te mahi tūmatarau, ko te ao tūturu


Key highlights based on traditional use and beliefs -

  1. Respiratory support: Kūmarahou is often used to support respiratory health, particularly for conditions like coughs, colds, flu, covid, asthma, emphysema, COPD, asthma to name some. This plant has earned the trust of Māori because it clears the airways and promotes easier breathing.

  2. A natural anti-inflammatory: The plant contains saponins, which are thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. This makes kūmarahou potentially useful for soothing inflamed tissues and easing discomfort. Māori believe kūmarahou can help heal damaged lung tissue.

  3. Antimicrobial: Mātauranga i tuku iho (knowledge passed down by our ancestors) suggest kūmarahou may have antimicrobial properties, which could help fight off infections.

  4. Expectorant: Historic evidence supports Māori belief that kūmarahou acts as an expectorant, helping to expel mucus from the respiratory tract. This can be beneficial for conditions such as chest congestion.

  5. Skin health: Kūmarahou has been used topically (applied to skin) for generations to help various skin conditions, including eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, sores, grazes, cuts, burns and more.

Sizes -
30ml, 50ml, 250ml refill bottle

Ingredients -
Glycerol, Aqua, New Zealand Flaxseed Oil, Kūmarahou (Pomaderris Kumeraho)

Directions / Usage -
Shake bottle well. May be taken orally or used topically. Store below 20oC away from direct sunlight. Oral use is recommended for ages 10 years and over. Topically, the elixir can be applied directly to skin to help skin conditions (all ages)

Oral use: [50ml bottle - extract a half dropper "dose"] or [30ml bottle - extract a full dropper "dose"] dispense a dose under tongue and hold for 30 - 60 seconds before swallowing. Take as required up to a maximum of 6 doses per day.

Topical use: Applying this elixir directly to the skin can return good results for a myriad of skin conditions. It's remedial properties hydrate and nourish skin. Varied levels of success have been experienced with skin prone to eczema, psoriasis, acne and more. Kūmarahou also works well to heal skin wounds, stop itchiness and irritation of skin. Māori also use kūmarahou to treat scalds and burns, including sunburn.

Side effects -
Discontinue use if an adverse reaction is experienced.

Customer Reviews

Based on 42 reviews
Awesome multipurpose product

I have had a persistant cough for years & the Kumarahou products are the first to stop it.
I take the elixer just before bed & I sleep so well - no more coughing in the middle of the night.
I took notice of the suggestion that it can be used on problems on skin - I have a patch on my nose which also won't heal but with 1 drop of the elixer in the evening it is beginning to clear up. Yay!

Kia ora Dianne,

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for our kūmarahou elixir. We are thrilled to hear that it has been a helpful and a multipurpose product for you. We are especially glad to hear that it has been effective in easing your persistent cough and providing a good night's sleep.

We are also happy to know that you have noticed the suggestion of using our elixir on skin problems and have seen positive results with a patch on your nose. We hope that it continues to improve and that you continue to see the benefits of our elixir.

Thank you for choosing our product and for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your support and hope to continue providing you with quality products in the future.

Ngā mihi atu :)

Cath Healey

No need for pharmaceuticals whanau. This product will get you through all the cold and flu's of the winter season.

Kia ora, thank you for leaving such a positive review for our kūmarahou elixir. We're so glad to hear that it has been helpful in getting you through the winter season. Our team is committed to providing natural solutions for colds and flus. We hope you continue to enjoy the benefits of our product. Ngā mihi nui.

janice Kendall
Good stuff

Helped to recover from a cough/cold

Kia ora. Thank you for your review! We're so glad to hear that our kūmarahou elixir helped you recover from your cough and cold. We hope you continue to enjoy its benefits. Ngā mihi :)

Joy Kirk
Kumarahou elixer

Awesome product. Have recommended it to others

Katrina Campbell
Kumarahou tincture

Pleasant tasting , has helped with blocked sinus , which is why I got it - I recommend for a natural alternative 😊