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About Kawakawa


Kawakawa (Macropiper excelsum) is found in abundance though-out Aotearoa New Zealand’s North Island and the upper half of the South Island. Kawakawa is one of the traditional medicinal plants that has been used by Māori for many generations.

Kawakawa is considered to have numerous health advantages. It is part of the varied “pepper” family. Peppers have and continue to play a significant role in food and medicine globally. Kawakawa, as evidenced in various studies has – antimicrobial, analgesic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Kawakawa also has a significant diaphoretic (sweat inducing) effect that supports the body to release toxins which explains how it has had positive impacts on relieving the symptoms of colds and flu.

Māori used it successfully to treat bladder, kidney, stomach, dysentery, urinary tract, circulation and skin conditions (acne, eczema, psoriasis etc), blood disorder, infection, pain (including neuralgic pain such as arthritis), winter ailments (colds & flu), hakihaki, cuts, boils, bruises, varicose veins and more.

Kawakawa is also anti-dyspectic (counters dyspepsia or indigestion) and anti-spasmotic (eases muscle spasms or cramps), so it makes an excellent digestion aid.


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Natures Therapeutics Limited™ incorporate many of the botanicals traditionally used successfully by Māori to treat ailments and conditions and/or simply aid overall better health and well-being. Our product range has been developed allowing both tradition and science to merge and provide a modern delivery of ancient well-being applications and techniques. However, Natures Therapeutics Limited™ make no claim that our products can heal/cure any condition or ailment.