Gift tags – NZ Flora and Fauna

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Kawakawa (Piper excelsum) is a favourite medicinal remedy of Māori. Externally, Kawakawa can be used for healing cuts, wounds, as an ingredient in vapour baths, and as an insect repellent. Internally, it is effective as a blood purifier for eczema, boils, cuts, wounds, rheumatism, neuralgia, ringworm, itching sore feet, and all forms of kidney and skin ailments. The leaves were chewed to alleviate toothaches. The bruised leaves drew pus from boils and skin infections. A drink made from the leaves helped stomach problems and rheumatism when rubbed on joints. The leaf, if dried and burnt, is an insect repellent. It is also used for ceremonies, including removing tapu, and as a garland of greenery worn by women at tangihanga.

Designed and printed in Wellington, New Zealand.
This illustration has been created by Helene Hall (me).
Copyright is not transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to reproduction rights.
© Helene Hall.

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