Kōrero: Plant extracts



The compound totarol was first found in the heartwood of dead tōtara trees. It has no taste, and little smell. It acts against bacteria in dental plaque, and also seems to be effective against acne.

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Photograph by Kurt Mende

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nigel Perry, 'Plant extracts - Toxic and commercial compounds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14467/totarol (accessed 27 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Nigel Perry, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007