Kōrero: Plant extracts

Mānuka toothpaste

Mānuka toothpaste

Māori made extensive use of mānuka to help cure various ills. The active ingredient is leptospermone, which has antibiotic properties. Today, specialist products made from mānuka include toothpaste, honey and beer.

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Nigel Perry, 'Plant extracts - Medicines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14469/manuka-toothpaste (accessed 25 February 2020)

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