MANUKA NZ Native remedy antibacterial action
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KIWIKITZ™ MANUKA (Leptospermum scoparium)
Kiwikitz™ Manuka Herbal action:Traditional uses
Febrifuge (prevents or reduces fever)
Alterative (blood cleanser or substance that detoxes and eliminates metabolic waste). This action is generally via the lymphatics, kidneys, liver, lung, skin to help restore better function to promote improved health.
Anti-bacterial (destroys or inhibits bacteria)
Anthelmintic (kills & expells intestinal worms)
Astringent (absorbs water)
Nervous system support
Manuka has been used externally and internally by maori and Early settler alike and has many applications due to the herbal action of the plant. Captain Cook named this plant 'tea-plant' and gave his crew Manuka Tea consisting of Manuka leaves and stalks (NZ Medicinal Plants Brooker,Cambie & Cooper (1981)
Commonly used for
- Cough, congestion, fevers support
- May ease general digestive upsets
- Skin healing support - particularly sores and wounds
- Urinary system health support
- Can be added to water when bathing
- May be rubbed directly on to inflammed or ulcerated gums
- Use as a mouthwash for bad breath
Known as the Tea tree, this valuable NZ native plant remedy has traditional uses listed above that are still relevant today. Kiwikitz™ Manuka is in the concentrated form of a herbal extract. Fresh plant matter vapour is inhaled for sinus & chest congestion as it an effective volatile oil
The sweet gum on the Manuka branches (pia Manuka) was traditionally taken for coughing. Young leaves are used for general digestive health sores, wounds, urinary health. The astringent properties - meaning it absorbs water, makes this helpful for watery stools.
Captain Cook gave his crew Manuka Tea consisting of Manuka leaves and stalk valued for the the Vitamin C and overall nutritional content - to keep Scurvy at bay.
Kiwikitz products are designed to support and not a replacement for prescribed medication. Supplements, herbals & rongoa should be avoided by pregnant and breastfeeding mums unless recommended by your health professional. Take supplements & herbals at a different time from medication. Take as directed and if symptoms persist see your health professional.