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.
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.