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The traditional use of kawakawa

Kawakawa is revered among Maori as being super healing and restorative. There are so many amazing traditional stories of Kawakawa use. In battle, the elders would say that if there were injured warriors, they should rest on their return near a Kaw...
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What is kawakawa good for?

Kawakawa is one of the most distinctive New Zealand native plants. Māori healers (tohunga) and medical practitioners (kairongoā) traditionally used the kawakawa plant from the bush for its proven healing properties in a wide range of treatments su...
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How to make kawakawa balm

Kawakawa balm has a huge variety of applications and has been well-studied as a natural treat for eczema and psoriasis. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial strength of the product means it is an absolute warrior at tackling rashes, swelling,...
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Kawakawa - everything you need to know about this amazing native plant

Kawakawa (macropiper excelsum) is a herbaceous shrub with knobbly joints and branching stems native to New Zealand. It has large heart shaped leaves that are a dark green, and sometimes slightly glossy. There are a couple of offshore island spe...
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How are medicinal properties from plants extracted?

For thousands of years plants were the primary source of medicine, with widespread knowledge of the healing properties of specific plants recorded in ancient civilisations. Until the mid 1800’s the medicinal properties of plants were the main hea...
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What causes Eczema?

We see a lot of people with the skin condition eczema. It’s unpleasant and unsightly on the face. Some people eventually get used to it and forget how clear their natural skin used to look.What is eczema?Eczema is a condition where patches of skin...
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