"From the age of five, Henry Auwae learned the art of lāʻau lapaʻau (herbal medicine) from his grandmother, a woman whose knowledge extended back to nineteenth century Hawaiʻi. In this two-disk documentary series, "Papa" Auwae shares this traditional knowledge."
"In a series of essays, the author weaves cultural and biological, historical and geographic, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of Hawaiian ecology into non-technical accounts of 32 plants important to early Hawaiians."
A heading for "Medicine, Hawaiian" is listed in the index of this text with numerous entries.
This introduction to the ethnobotany of the Hawaiians describes the plants themselves, preparation and uses of plant materials, and how the plants and artifacts made from them were used as food, canoes, houses, wearing apparel, musical instruments, medicine, and in fishing, games and sports, war, religion, and burial.
See chapter 9 - Medicine and Medicinal Herbs.
Written by Hawaii's beloved Beatrice Krauss, an ethnobotanist who dedicated her life to the study of Hawaiian plants, this book covers the medicinal uses and preparation of 30 native plants. Beautiful artwork by Hawaiian illustrator Martha Noyes compliments the text. Plants in Hawaiian Medicine was the winner of the 2002 Ka Palapala Po okela Award for Excellence in Hawaiian Culture.
This book "introduces visitors to island medical customs and remedies, while it affirms and celebrates our interest in local medical folklore. Humorous cartoons illustrate popular folk remedies for a variety of ailments while the illustrated glossary offers useful information about the uses of plants and other substances in customary home treatment as passed down from Hawaiian and other ethnic cultures in Hawai'i."
Hawaiian herbs of medicinal value found among the mountains and elsewhere in the Hawaiian Islands, and known to the Hawaiians to possess curative and palliative properties most effective in removing physical ailments.
"Originally published in 1922, this compilation was made by employees of the Board of Health of the Territory of Hawaii. It covers herbs found in the Hawaiian Islands that were believed by the Hawaiians to possess curative and palliative properties most effective in removing physical ailments."
A new, updated version by Likeke McBride. A reprint of a 1970s book, this version has been updated with color pictures of the plants, new botanical names, a new introduction by Dane Silva and an informative chapter on Hawaiian healing.
This book shows 32 medicinal plants found on the Big Island of Hawaii, how to use them and their Indications. "To the point" - easy to understand information. Colorful photographs and hand drawings are helpful to identify the plants easily.
"This is the third and last volume is [i.e. in] a series of manuscripts taken from the archival files of the former Hawaiʻi Territorial Department [i.e. Board] of Health. These manuscripts had been commissioned by the 1917 Territorial Legislature to investigate the "Medicinal Properties and Values of Herbs and Plants grown in the Territory of Hawaii" [2nd trade edition also available, published 1979]
"Hawaiian Herbal Medicine stands alone as a landmark book. Never out of print, it uses extensive research, historical documents, and interviews with Native Hawaiians who were experts in their field. The knowledge of many of these kahuna reaches back to ancient times when Hawaiian medical practices were based on rigorous training. This included mental and physical diagnosis, and the complex use of medicinal plants."
"This pamphlet is a sampling of some of the native plants which Hawaiians used as medicine. Some have grown here from ancient times, and others have been brought here by more recent immigrants. An explanation is given of what sicknesses the plants were used to treat, and how they were prepared."
A practical guide to the plant medicines of the Hawaiian Islands. Included for each plant is its name, properties, regional and global uses, combinations, contraindications, scientific research, growing, dosages, and preparation information. Fully illustrated and indexed, this is a comprehensive yet easy to read reference for anyone desiring to learn more about holistic medicines.
"Intended for a general audience, La'au Hawai'i provides the first comprehensive description of Hawaiian plant use. It shows how Hawaiians cultivated and used plants for food, clothing, shelter, transport, and tools, as well as religion and recreation." [Chapter 13 - Medicines and Healing]
"The plant called 'awa in the Hawaiian language is known throughout the world as kava. It has become prominent in alternative medicine for its ability to reduce anxiety, soothe sore muscles, and induce relaxation, calm, and sleep, without being addictive or impairing the user's judgment."
"The most commonly used plants for lāʻau lapaʻau practices that are growing in our Māla are described in this guide: ʻawa, ʻawapuhi kuahiwi, kō, ko'oko'olau, kukui, māmaki, noni, ʻōlena, pōpolo, and ʻuhaloa."
Published by: John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Native Hawaiian Health
A guide to potentially harmful plants in Hawaii, designed for both medical professionals and the general public. It describes each plant in words and photographs, identifies the plant's toxins, mechanism of injury, incidence, and signs and symptoms, and provides first aid recommendations.
"This book is about the useful plants of the Pacific islanders, with special emphasis on plants used by Polynesians. A total of ninety-six plants are included, listed in alphabetical order by scientific name, followed by a paragraph that includes Polynesian names and their origins and the English name if any. Range, habitat, uses of the plant, and a botanical description of the species are also included for each entry." --Book Jacket
This book, Kāhuna, focuses upon the priests and practitioners who developed and prescribed those treatments through prayer, ritual and medicines, and with as much information as can be found about them. The Rev. Dr. Malcolm Nāea Chun has put together a comprehensive story about the origins of Hawaiian medicinal kahuna to the modern day legalism that overshadows the practice today.
Medicines: There are numerous varieties of kalo, some if which are favored over others in medicinal treatments.
Source: Taro Leaves. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web.
Web site and reference information provided and maintained by Bishop Museum. Browse cultural and scientific information about 145 plants commonly used in traditional Hawaiian culture. Search by Hawaiian names or scientific names.
La`au Lapa`au: Traditional Hawaiian Herbal Healthcare [52:20]
BUKE OIHANA LAPAAU, first printed in Honolulu in 1895, a valuable collection of information on Hawaiian medicinal practices, based on the writings of the honorable 'Elia Helekunihi. In addition, it presents select ali'i genealogy and a detailed chronological description of significant dates in Hawaiian history from the time of Liloa through 1893.
The book examines the New Zealand flora, its economic plants, and their chemistry, and review the question of the use made by Maoris, missionaries, and early settlers of native plants for medicinal purposes.
Anthropologist Daniel E. Moerman describes the medicinal use of more than 2700 plants by 218 Native American tribes. Information includes 82 categories of medicinal uses, ranging from analgesics, contraceptives, gastrointestinal aids, hypotensive medicines, sedatives, and toothache remedies.