This traditional Maori medicinal plant is a powerful and versatile healer. Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), or New Zealand tea tree, has a long history of use for treating many ailments, including fever, urinary infections, diarrhoea, and burns. Its two most important products are essential oil and honey. Both are strongly antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
How traditional Maori herbs are still relevant today- The unique therapeutic properties of New Zealand’s native herbs were recognised and developed by Maori as part of a complex system of traditional medicine and healing. The healing potential of these plants and this knowledge is as relevant today as it ever was