The Kawakawa plant, a plant of mystery and medicine. You may not even know what a Kawakawa plant is or that when you’re in the bush that you could be walking past a “medicine cabinet” but trust me plants and this, in particular, are amazing.
And here’s Matoa Buck an expert in NZ native and endemic plants to explain how Maori medicine works. The Kawakawa plant is native to NZ and can be used for a lot of things like medicines and creams such as Kawakawa cream of course but it’s not just Kawakawa that makes up this pottel of medicine it also contains beeswax, manuka, shea butter, coconut oil, calendula olive oil, vitamin E, soy lecithin. And it can be used traditionally for soothing insect bites and stings, skin rashes, poor circulation, bruises, wounds, burns, aches and pains. Kawakawa cream was originally wildcrafted from native New Zealand plants by embracing traditional Māori Rongoā techniques and blended with pure oils for extra skin nourishment. Popular uses for this multipurpose natural kawakawa balm are: Relief from Eczema, Dermatitis and Psoriasis.