Manuka: What is it & Why do we use it?

Manuka is a native New Zealand plant characterised by its small spiky leaves and white or pink- flushed flowers

Traditionally, the Maori people in New Zealand used Manuka leaves to cure a wide number of ailments – a tea from the leaves was used to treat stomach ailments, while the leaves themselves were used to treat everything from joint pain and fevers to burns and skin disorders.

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New Zealand Manuka Flower


Chafing: What Causes it & How to Prevent it

Ever been (quite literally) rubbed the wrong way?

That’s chafe, a common skin irritation similar to blisters that is caused when your skin is repeatedly rubbed against something else. It’s not a serious injury, but it can be incredibly painful and can put you out of action for a day or two. And left untreated, you can also run the risk of infection.

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Chafing

 

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