New Zealand is a beautiful part of the globe boasting mountains, lakes, shorelines, subtropical forests in addition to glaciers and volcanoes. This lovely land is a sought after backdrop for movies and television programs. But not only is New Zealand beautiful, the variety of plants that grow there have many uses, including medicinal ones. The majority of the plants that grow in New Zealand are native only to New Zealand.
With a varied landscape and unique plants, this country lends itself to natural remedies specific to its location.
Manuka honey, a highly acclaimed healing honey is produced by bees that pollinate the leptospermum scoparium plant, which is a small tree or bush, more commonly known as manuka or tea tree, which is indigenous to New Zealand.
Koromiko is an herb native that New Zealand that is used for digestive problems, dysentery, and to stop external bleeding.
The inner bark of the rimu tree has been traditionally used externally for burns, wounds and ulcers of the skin.
Continue reading to learn more traditional folk remedies reported from our readers who live in New Zealand. Make sure not to miss Michael’s entertaining and informative posts!