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3 ways to use kawakawa

1 month ago   |   By NZ Life & Leisure

Make the most of this medicinal plant by making a salve, throat gargle or even natural perfume.
Words: Extract from The Forager's Treasury by Johanna Knox Photos: Lottie Hedley
Kawakawa are small trees or shrubs with heart-shaped, dark green leaves that are often full of holes made by very hungry kawakawa looper moth caterpillars. They can grow to 4 metres tall, although are often much smaller. They have jointed brownish branches, and the trees are either male or female.
Male trees produce long, thin flowering spikes that start green and darken with age. Female trees produce shorter...
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