Kawakawa has a long history as a traditional Maori medicine for a wide range of skin ailments. However, it’s not been until recently accepted as a real contender in the world of eczema products. As a balm, kawakawa for eczema has been proven to calm itchy, red skin. That’s due to it’s anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties of this amazing native plant. Lets learn more about the benefits of using kawakawa for eczema.
Using Kawakawa for Eczema Relief
Traditionally used to treat cuts, wounds, and skin disorders, kawakawa is known to reduce inflammation and treat infections thanks to its analgesic and anti-microbial properties.
It was not just early Maori who noticed the medicinal properties of the kawakawa plant. Early surveyor and historian William Henry Skinner in 1933 wrote, "The great virtue contained in the leaves and succulent shoots of the kawakawa shrub is quite sufficient in itself to deal with the most serious bruises and abrasions."
Eczema is an inflammatory response where a trigger sets off a chain in motion on skin. For some, it’s the things they consume which lead to flare-ups. For others, it’s the clothing they wear or the soap they use on their skin.
As a balm, kawakawa for eczema creates a barrier over the skin. This traps moisture within the skin, and the kawakawa does its magic on helping to reduce the itchiness and redness of eczema patches. You couldn’t actually ask for a more natural solution to managing eczema in both children and adults.
Kawakawa’s Pain Relieving Properties
As well as assisting with eczema relief, kawakawa also has anti-dyspeptic, and anti-spasmodic benefits which help reduce stomach pain and cramps, plus being a diaphoretic can promote sweating and assist with recovery from colds and flu.