Kawakawa: A promising New Zealand native plant

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Kawakawa: A promising New Zealand native plant

Phil Rasmussen

Kawakawa is botanically related to kava, and its leaves are most often used for medicinal purposes
Kawakawa is botanically related to kava, and its leaves are most often used for medicinal purposes

Pharmacist and medical herbalist Phil Rasmussen looks at modern and traditional uses of the New Zealand native kawakawa

In recent years, various kawakawa-containing balms, ointments and creams have become available, and these are being used for a range of inflammatory s
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