Kiwiherb Kawakawa Soothing Balm is your all-in-one balm, ideal for dry and inflamed skin in need of nourishment and a little extra care. Kawakawa has been traditionally used in Maori herbal practice for centuries for its restorative and protective properties in a variety of skin conditions. Combined with Black Pepper for increased absorption.
High potency natural healing ointment
Heals and soothes the skin
Kawakawa is one of the most distinctive New Zealand native plants. It was one of the most important healing herbs in Rongoa Maori (traditional Maori herbal medicine) and the use of Kawakawa as a healing or tonic herb is still popular today.
The leaves, simply chewed or made into infusions, were widely used as treatments for stomach pains and indigestion, particularly where due to over-eating.
Kawakawa is also used as a tonic with gentle stimulating and rejuvenating properties, and early settlers substituted it for tea, due to its refreshing and sustaining properties.
Topically, Kawakawa leaf applications were also used for bruises and rheumatism, the pain of neuralgia and nettle stings, as well as for eczema.
Hot Kawakawa infusions and decoctions have long been a popular treatment for winter ailments, this probably relates at least in part to the significant diaphoretic (sweat-inducing) effect produced by such preparations. Like other plants in the pepper family, stimulation of the circulation is an effect of internal consumption of reasonable doses of Kawakawa preparations. Such activity could make it useful in conditions such as chilblains, varicose veins, and poor circulation.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Macropiper Excelsum (Kawakawa) Leaf, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil
Contains no parabens, petrochemicals, artificial, colours, fragrances or preservatives
Free from palm oil
Not tested on animals
Precautions: For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, broken skin or mucous membranes. Do not use if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients listed.
Apply 2 to 3 times daily.