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About Manuka Honey
Today, there is a renewed interest in botanical solutions for a wide range of human ailments, particularly skin conditions, as the complex botanical compounds are becoming better understood, along with the realization that in many cases they can offer a more balanced solution than their synthesized derivatives.
New Zealand’s geographic isolation for possibly two hundred million years has yielded a large number of endemic plants that are not found anywhere else in the world.
It is estimated that 85% of the flora of New Zealand is endemic in contrast to the British Isles where there are virtually no endemic plants at all.
The History of Manuka
The Maori people used the leaves and bark for a wide range of ailments, including urinary problems and as a febrifuge (to reduce fever).
The leaves were boiled and the hot vapour inhaled for head colds. Leaves and bark were boiled together and the warm liquid rubbed on stiff backs and rheumatic joints.
It was also used as a diuretic, a sedative, a painkiller, for inflammation of the breasts, and for healing fractures.