We strongly believe that our medicine is around us - locally. New Zealand has a wealth of amazing, potent medicinal plants. As always we treat our traditional plants with the utmost respect and gratitude for what they do for us all.
Botanical name: Dodonaea viscosa
Parts used: Leaves, seeds and root.
Main uses: Internally for pain. Helps with fevers, Inflammation and gut cramps or spasms.
Used topically: Toothache, Headaches (helps to rub on temples), Rub on joints, cuts, bites and skin rashes.
Akeake is a fast-growing shrub that flowers in late autumn and will often self-seed. In Dunedin you can find it as parts of shelter belts.
Wild Dispensary products that include akeake: