Kawakawa at home – Bruises

Kawakawa at home – Bruises

Using Natures Pharmacy   Because of the anti-inflammatory properties in Kawakawa leaves, they are ideal to apply straight onto a bruise. Just steep the fresh leaves in boiling water and apply carefully to the sore area. This can be done a couple of times daily...
Kawakawa at home – Toothache

Kawakawa at home – Toothache

Using Natures Pharmacy   Analgesic (pain relieving) effects due to the volatile oil myristicin as well as naturally occurring antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties mean chewing on a fresh, peppery kawakawa leaf helps to sooth a problem tooth. You can keep a...
Kawakawa at home – Tummy Aches

Kawakawa at home – Tummy Aches

Using Natures Pharmacy   This magic wee plant is what is a called a digestive bitter; this means that it stimulates digestive secretions to assist with the breakdown of our food. It is also antispasmodic, so assists with calming down an irritated or over-full...
Kawakawa at home – Pain Relief

Kawakawa at home – Pain Relief

Using Natures Pharmacy   Kawakawa leaves contain a volatile oil called myristicin. Myristicin has pain-relieving (analgesic) properties that make it ideal to use for rheumatic (deep joint/connective tissue) and neuralgic (nerve) pain. By adding a good handful of...
Our best treatments for eczema

Our best treatments for eczema

Eczema is a surprisingly common inflammatory skin disorder that really can have significant effects on a person’s quality of life. While it can be attributed to genetic factors to some degree (people with inherited sensitive skin seem to be more prone), eczema may...