Kawakawa (piper excelsum) is a shrub/small tree native to New Zealand. Commonly distinguished by its dark green heart shaped and sometimes glossy leaves. Kawakawa is peppery to taste, it can give a numbing effect which is why it is chewed to soothe tooth aches. Kawakawa has been used in traditional rongoa for centuries as it is a great natural medicinal and healing plant.
Natural anti-inflammatory, helps to treat eczema, psoriasis, nappy rash, windburn, insect bites, cuts and abrasions.
Kumarahou (pomaderris hamiltonii) is a small shrub/tree native to New Zealand. A great natural respiratory tonic and blood purifier. Particularly helpful Rongoa for elderly and younger children as it is very gentle. Kumarahou is well known for its internal medicinal properties and has been used for centuries.
Relieves coughs and colds, congestion, bronchitis, asthma, arthritis, purifies blood and natural detox, Improve lung health and liver function.
Tūpakihi (coriaria arborea/tutu ) is a shrub/tree native to New Zealand. While it is poisonous if taken internally. It is commonly used to help treat broken bones, fractures, aches, muscles strains. Used in a balm or bathing in it is the most effective way to use it.
Known to help relieve broken bones/fractures, muscular pain, arthritis, gout, tendon and nerve pain, aches and sprains, bruising.