Kawakawa is one of New Zealand's most prized and well used native herbs. The ancient Māori people of this land had tohunga (spiritual experts) who used rongoā (plant medicine) for all kinds of health ailments. Traditionally this herb was used for topical applications by methods of steam or poultice.
The kawakawa leaves contain a unique phytochemical (plant chemical) called myristicin, which has shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. This knowledge is not new among Māori as it has been used for hundreds of years to treat and soothe many inflammatory conditions of the skin and body such as eczema, insect bites, skin boils, skin rashes, dry & irritated skin and painful joints.
This balm is made from Wildcrafted Kawakawa leaves (plants harvested from their natural habitat) blended with organic New Zealand beeswax and cold-pressed organic olive oil, which have antioxidant and healing properties of their own. A luxurious medicinal balm, rich in native New Zealand's beautiful exotic healing herbs.
Three methods of plant chemical extraction are used to make this balm. Water, ethanol, and oil, each extraction method supplies different plant chemicals for a powerful therapeutic effect.
The plant extracts imprint a beautiful rich green colour derived from the medicinal chemicals extracted from the leaves.
All-natural ingredients: Wildcrafted kawakawa leaves, organic New Zealand beeswax, organic cold-pressed olive oil, kawakawa extract.
Directions: Balms are very versatile due to their moisturizing and soothing properties.
Kawakawa balm uses; lip balm, intensive hand cream, body moisturiser, nail and cuticle oil, nappy irritation, itchy bite soother, elbow or heel balm.
Made with love by a local Medical Herbalist from Okere Falls, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Contraindications: Do not use on open wounds.