So what is horopito?
Horopito is a very slow growing plant that takes 5 years+ before it can be harvested. Horopito leaves have traditionally been used by the Maori and taken orally.
Horopito was used for treating diarrhoea, stomach ache and poor circulation due to its astringent (tissue tightening) and antiseptic properties.
Horopito is a New Zealand native shrub, also known as the native pepper tree. Horopito grows throughout most of New Zealand. It is an ancient endemic genus growing nowhere else in the world, with a primitive flower structure.
At Rhayne, we grind the dried leaves and send to you in powder form.
The main biologically active constituent of Horopito is known as polygodial, a component of the “hot taste” and exhibits significant anti-fungal and antibacterial activity.
Native and Natural Horopito Herb
Suits red meats in particular lamb and venison. Amazing on roast vegetables and in slow cooked food - stews and casseroles.
Most importantly, it tastes great! Is a great alternative to having black pepper on the table.
Perfect for an Auto Immune Protocol diet, Paleo, BBQ lovers and budding chefs, also a great talking point!
Gordon Ramsay has this to say about horopito https://youtu.be/_xodf7-wSzw?t=173