Kawakawa is one of the most important plants in Māori medicine.
The bioactive molecules of Myristicin in Kawakawa are believed to be responsible for the plants healing properties.
Kawakawa has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties making it useful for treating cuts, wounds and infections as well as being helpful in reducing inflammation of various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and blemishes.
It works to strengthen the skin, while restoring hydration and providing intense nourishment.
Here are some of the medicinal uses and properties associated with kawakawa and the Balms corresponding to the uses:
Kawakawa leaves have been used to support respiratory health. relieve symptoms of coughs, colds, and respiratory congestion.