ComfortZone - "The Power of Harakeke" October 27 2014

We are having a closer look this week at one of ComfortZone's key ingredients HARAKEKE. 
 

Check out all the Maori traditional medicinal uses for Harakeke:

 

Wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flax_in_New_Zealand#Medical

 

Here's a small excerpt from Wikipedia....."For centuries, Māori have used nectar from the flowers for medicinal purposes and as a general sweetener. Boiled and crushed harakeke roots were applied externally as a poultice for boils, tumours and abscesses, as well as to varicose ulcers. Juice from pounded roots was used as a disinfectant, and taken internally to relieve constipation or expel worms. The pulp of pounded leaves was applied as dressings to bullet, bayonet or other wounds. The gum-like sap produced by harakeke contains enzymes that give it blood clotting and antiseptic qualities to help healing processes. It is a mild anaesthetic, and Māori traditionally applied the sap to boils and various wounds, to aching teeth, to rheumatic and associated pains, ringworm and various skin irritations, and scalds and burns"