Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) is known as the “Pharmacy of the Forest”. The small bush, with distinctive heart shaped leaves, is a significant and sacred plant to Maori. It has been used traditionally to treat cuts, wounds, stomach and rheumatic pain, skin disorders, toothache, bruises & abrasions.
Among its many healing properties, it is reputed to soothe:
- dry, irritated and eczema-prone skin
- insect bites and stings
- skin rashes
- poor circulation
- wounds & cuts
- aches and pains
- cradle cap
Kawakawa's antimicrobial and analgesic properties make it useful for treating infections, and it is really helpful in reducing inflammation of various skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and rashes.
It's non-sting, so perfect for kids and any skin scrapes!
For sensitive skin, this Organic Kawakawa Balm can help by relieving the itch and creating a gentle barrier on the skin, locking in moisture and supporting active repair. Plus it's great as an intensive night time moisturiser. Apply as needed during a flare-up, or to ease discomfort.
Ingredients: organic kawakawa steeped in organic olive & organic hempseed oil, organic beeswax. 30gm Earth-friendly black cardboard jar.