FAQ’s about Rongoa

Q1. What is rongoa?

A1. Rongoa is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing that has been practiced by Māori for centuries. It is based on the understanding that every aspect of a person, including physical, mental and spiritual, must be in balance for true health to exist. It includes the use of native plants and herbs, massage, manipulation and energy work and most importantly wairua or spiritual healing practices to bring balance to the body, mind and spirit.

Q2. What kind of plants are used in rongoa?

A2. Rongoa uses a variety of native New Zealand plants, such as kawakawa, manuka, harakeke, and karamu, among others.

Q3. What conditions can be treated with rongoa?

A3. Rongoa can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including cuts and wounds, digestive issues, respiratory problems, skin conditions, and musculoskeletal issues, among others.

Q4. How is rongoa administered?

A4. Rongoa can be administered in a variety of ways, including through teas, poultices, and tinctures, among others. The method of administration will depend on the type of plant being used and the condition being treated.  For our latte products, the rongoā is dried and powdered and added to our blends.

Q5. Is rongoa safe?

A5. Rongoa is generally considered safe when administered correctly by a qualified practitioner. However, as with any form of alternative medicine, there are some risks and potential side effects to be aware of.  It is advised that you consult your healthcare provider before trying our products.

Q6. Can rongoa be used in conjunction with Western medicine?

A6. Rongoa can be used alongside Western medicine, but it is important to inform your healthcare provider if you are using any alternative therapies to avoid potential interactions or adverse effects.

Q7. How can I find a qualified rongoa practitioner?

A7. You can find a qualified rongoa practitioner by asking for referrals from friends or family members, or by searching online for practitioners in your area.

Q8. Are there any scientific studies on the effectiveness of rongoa?

A8. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it can be effective for certain conditions, and its efficacy is validated by its consistent practice by Māori over many generations.

Q9. Can anyone use rongoa?

A9.  It is important to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for your specific needs and conditions.