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What are the benefits of Mānuka Honey for skin treatment?

Mānuka honey has a long history of use in skin treatment and repair. The antibacterial nature of the honey – which it is renowned for (and why it is so sought after!) – means it is incredibly cleaning and restorative, which are essential in goo...
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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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The Māori economy in the 19th century.

What probably isn’t recognised is how strong the Māori Economy was in the 19th Century. Particularly prior to the land wars of the 1860’s. Aotearoa in 1800 was a Māori world. Any talk of New Zealanders in the first half the century meant almost e...
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What are the differences between Tea Tree and Mānuka Oil?

Intro Manuka Oil and Tea Tree Oil often get mistaken for being similar, but they are in fact very different. Tea Tree Oil is a household name for many people. Manuka Oil is a relatively new industry and is concentrated in New Zealand, where lep...
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The difference between MGO & UMF Mānuka Honey

The labels MGO and UMF on jars of Mānuka honey puzzle a lot of consumers. In this post, we unveil why they are there, what the letters stand for, and what honey producers mean by them.   What are the differences between UMF and MGO? UMF and MGO...
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