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Kawakawa knowledge for all New Zealanders...

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Kawakawa knowledge for all New Zealanders...

So whats all the fuss about NZ native herbs?  well Kawakawa is a versatile herb and one of the most important in Māori traditional medicine. It is still used to treat cuts, wounds, stomach and rheumatic pain, skin disorders, toothache and most recently after getting "inked". The plant is popular with many non-Māori too. "A basinful of these leaves steeped with boiling water mixture, applied to the bruise, has great curative powers." Kawakawa's antimicrobial and analgesic properties make it useful for treating skin infections, and reducing inflammation of psoriasis, eczema and rashes. It is also antidyspectic (counters dyspepsia or indigestion) and antispasmotic (eases muscle spasms...

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Qualities of Horopito as a Medicine

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Qualities of Horopito as a Medicine

Ancient Remedies using Horopito Horopito, (Pseudowintera colorata)  only grows in New Zealand. This ancient shrub is a member of the primitive Winteraceae family, more common to the Southern Pacific regions. Simply put the plant is ancient – one of the first flowering plants almost unchanged for 65 million year (according to fossil records).  Horopito has a long history of medicinal use by Maori. The leaves were bruised, steeped in water and used for paipai (a skin disease) and venereal diseases (such as thrush/candida) The leaves were also chewed for toothache and were rubbed on mothers’ breasts for weaning infants. When the Europeans arrived...

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