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Nature’s Gift of Herbs- Our Natural Taonga
When we purchase pure essential oils, we usually don’t give much thought as to their natural origins. Although we know they derive from the plant world, we don’t always acknowledge their powerful association with herbs. Often, a pure essential oil is literally the ‘ physical expression’ of a herb in order to distill it’s rich aroma and properties.
A ‘herb’ cannot simply be defined by its botanical meaning as a non-woody, annual, biennial and perennial plant that dies down at the end of a growing season, unlike a shrub or tree. Nowadays a herbalist’s definition not only includes fruits and vegetables, but also ferns, seaweeds, fungi, mosses, trees and their resin. A more encompassing definition perhaps is that a’ herb’ is a plant valued by human kind because of its usefulness in cooking, in medicine, in household preparations, perfumery and in industry.
So on that note, on our home page, we will regularly look at and celebrate different herbs; including some that are native to New Zealand.
Te toto o te tangata he kai;
Te oranga o te tangata, he whenua
While food provides the blood in our veins, our health is drawn from the land (Maori proverb)
Kawakawa ( Macropier excelsum)
Kawakawa is commonly known as the ‘pepper tree’. It is a tall native shrub with large green, heart-shaped leaves that often have holes in them, so it is quite easy to identify. The tiny edible orange berries appear in an oblong arrangement like small candles.
In its traditional usage, juice expressed from the roasted leaves of the Kawakawa, provided an excellent dressing for cuts and wounds. The leaves were boiled to provide a hot bath for the treatment of rheumatism and other aches and pains.Pulp made from the boiled leaves was used as a pack held against the face to help relieve toothache.
Additionally, the bitter smoke from burning Kawakawa was regarded as an excellent pest deterrent for insects such as mosquitoes.
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Versatility In A Bottle
Everyday, an increasing number of people are discovering the material, physical, and psychological benefits of pure essential oils. Over the years, the demand for essential oils has grown, as people move away from commercial products, and are more mindful of their environment.
Anyone can easily use essential oils in their daily life – from making natural cleaning products and beauty products at home; to pet care, gardening and cooking. We hope you can be inspired to take some practical steps. Enjoy discovering how you can save money, better the planet, and improve your overall well being with pure essential and fragrant oils.
Quote of the Month
If the day and night are such
That you greet them with joy
And life emits a fragrance
Like flowers and sweet-scented herbs- That is your success.
All nature is your congratulations
( Henry David Thoreau)
Herb Heaven Oil of the Month
Clove essential oil is extracted from the dried brown cloves – familiar to many of us used in cooking. The cloves are in fact the unopened buds of the tree, Eugenia carophyllus. The tree is a “cousin” to Eucalyptus, Tea tree and others that are noted for their antiviral properties. Eugenol is the principal constituent of the oil. A powerful antiseptic, Clove oil has been used for thousands of years for the prevention of contagious illnesses. It is commonly known to treat toothache in households. The scent of the oil is lovely, spicy and somewhat festive. It blends well with Sweet Orange for instance, as shown in its use in pomanders.
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Please note that pure essential oils are powerful and must be treated with due respect. Basic safety guidelines should be observed, as listed below: As a general rule, essential oils are for external use only. On the whole, you should dilute them in carrier oils when applying directly to the skin ( with the exception of Lavender, Tea Tree and some perfume oils) Certain essential oils such as Eucalyptus and Peppermint, should not be used while taking homeopathic medicines, as these oils may counteract the effects. Special care should be taken if you suffer from high blood pressure, epilepsy; have a hypersensitive skin or are pregnant. With any of these conditions, certain essential oils should be avoided ( Please check with a medical professional). Citrus essential oils, especially Bergamot, are mildly phototoxic and are best avoided on exposed skin in sunny conditions. Keep essential oils out of the reach of animals and pets. As cats have a different metabolic process from ours, do not use essential oils on them and use with caution to treat dogs. Keep oils away from the eyes and do not rub your eyes after handling them. Finally, when using essential oils at home, note that lower dosages are used for babies, children and the elderly. :
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