Botanical Family: Winteraceae Common Names: Horopito, Peppertree, Ramarama
Distribution: Occurs naturally throughout both the main islands of New Zealand, except in the very north of the North Island. It is found in the lowlands, to the mountain forests and can form thickets after forest destruction.
Parts Used: Leaves, fruits Constituents: Volatile oils including eugenol, polygodial, bicydic sesquiterpenoid dialdehyde (P. colorata only)
Possible Pharmacological Actions: •
Anti-fungal - an agent that inhibits or destroys fungi.
Antiseptic - an agent used to prevent, resist and counteract infection.
Counter-irritant/rubefacient - an agent that increases the circulation to that area of skin, stimulating the dilation of capillaries, causing redness.
Astringent - an agent that contracts tissues, making them firmer and reduces discharges.
Our horopito infused honey is hand extracted using humane methods that don’t stress or agitate our bees.
We do NOT heat our honey. Heating honey kills the naturally occurring enzymes that make honey so wonderful and great for your body.
Commercial beekeepers often heat honey to speed up efficiency - as the hotter honey is, the easier it is to pour when bottling.
At Rhayne we know that good things take time. We never filter. We gently strain our honey by hand, removing chunks of wax and making sure that we keep all the natural goodness in, whilst blending with horopito to create a "sweet heat".
this is taken from New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence and Whakauae Research for Māori Health & Development presented the results of the 2017 project - Cultural, Ethical, Research, Legal & Scientific (CERLS) Issues of Rongoā Māori Research.
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Rhayne products are all Free of Sugar, Gluten, GMO, Dairy, Peanuts and have zero added Colourings or Preservatives.
Shelf life is 2 years.
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