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Oku loose leaf tea - Protect (30g)

Oku loose leaf tea - Protect (30g)

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A beautifully fragrant tea that combines the best of NZ bush with dynamic traditional herbs. This tea is all about protecting and supporting you naturally when you need it most. From the wonderfully versatile Kawakawa to Manuka’s robust properties, the addition of the delicate but remarkable Elderflower, and the sweet supporting qualities of Rosehips. Together these herbs create a very special blend.

Ingredients: Kawakawa* (27%), Rosehips+, Manuka* (23%), Elderflower+, Licorice+

Some more info on Kawakawa:

Kawakawa (Piper excelsum) is a New Zealand native herb used traditionally for many different ailments. It is an amazingly versatile herb that has so much to offer. Here are just a couple of the ways that it was traditionally used and also some contemporary conditions it may also assist with.

  • Heart tonic - Has been used traditionally to help strengthen the heart and more recently for high blood pressure as well as supporting overall circulation due to its fantastic warming properties making it perfect for poor circulation, those suffering from chilblains, etc.

  • Blood purifier - Has been used traditionally to treat boils and to draw toxins from the body both from internal use & as a topical poultice.

  • Digestive - The warming properties of Kawakawa may aid in digestion especially when suffering from indigestion, heartburn, etc.

  • Lung restorative - The seeds in particular may have a tonic effect on the lungs. Kawakawa has very similar properties to its cousin, pippali or long pepper plant used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.

  • Analgesic - Has a mild analgesic effect similar to the Kava plant of Fiji to which it is closely related to. Has been used traditionally for tooth ache and more recently for menstrual cramps due also to its anti-spasmodic actions.


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