Kawakawa

Macropiper excelsum


pepper tree

Kawakawa grows abundantly and is recognised by the heart shaped leaves and rather jointed stems. Most specimens of kawakawa are attacked by a chewing insect and thus the leaves appear full of holes. According to Salmond a poultice of the leaves relieves joint pain and bruising, leaves and bark are helpful for cuts and stomach ache, and the roots are useful in the treatment of urinary problems.
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