Most of us have heard about Echinacea’s (Echinacea purpurea) powerful immune boosting properties, but not everyone is aware of its external properties. Echinacea can successfully act as a local anti-inflammatory for minor wounds. When applied topically, it enhances the activity of the lymph system, improving local elimination and reducing inflammation to the surrounding area, helping the injured area heal.
Calendula (Calendula officinalis) is a pretty little yellow flower that has a myriad of uses both internally and externally. The flowers have antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing and calming properties, making it an essential herb to put in any wound healing cream. It helps speed up the healing while providing a soothing action to calm irritated skin.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) or knitbone as it is commonly called, is an excellent herb for regenerating damaged tissue. It promotes healing and supports the growth of new tissue. It has demonstrated in recent years that it is particularly effective helping soft tissue injuries heal, such as strains, sprains and broken bones
Horopito (Pseudowintera colorata) or New Zealand pepper tree, as it’s called for its distinct peppery taste is a New Zealand native. Historically, it was used topically by the Maoris and early NZ settlers for skin diseases, wounds, cuts and burns as well as for painful bruising and sore joints. The leaves are used for their anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties and have been shown to be effective against ringworm.
Kawakawa (Macropiper exelsum) is a plant commonly seen in the NZ native bush. Externally it is useful for many skin conditions for its anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to reduce irritation. Traditionally it was used by Maori, not only as a medicine but also as a significant part of many ceremonies. Kawakawa is an important part of both the physical and spiritual worlds and revered for its innate power.
Manuka essential oil
Manuka oil, not to be confused with manuka honey, comes from the leaves of the manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium), a tree native to New Zealand. The oil has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Natural cream base
Coconut caprylic, plant stearic acid derivative, vegetable cetyl alcohol, vegetable glycerine, provitamin B5 & Vitamin E, citrus seed extract, sorbic acid, rose ether, water