177 East health, wellness and skin care products are created using centuries old formulations based on the native plants of Aotearoa/NZ. Plants that have a verifiable history of bringing beneficial health and wellness impacts. We are developing a range of skin care products from using native plant oils and extracts.
Many Approved Product Suppliers include the use of cold pressed macadamia as the carrier oil. To this they add our unique native plant based oils such as Manuka, Kanuka, Mamaku, Harakeke and other traditional, customary oils and remedies used by the native peoples (Maori) for hundreds of years.
Records of pohutukawa medicinal uses concentrate principally on the inner bark which, cut out where the rising sun strikes the tree, has been used in the form of an infusion to treat diarrhoea, dysentery and venereal disease,
Medicinal use of Kowhai has long been known to the Maori. An infusion of the bark was drunk for internal pains, applied externally for bathing bruises and for removing internal blood clots.
Rewarewa is used on people with illness related to depression or patterns of abuse. Good for the heart and blood. Traditionally, the leaves and bark were used for stomach pains and cuts
Research shows that omega-3 present in flax oil reduces unhealthy blood fats, lowers blood pressure, decreases the likelihood of blood clots, maintains healthy cholesterol levels and eye health and reduces inflammation
The potent nutrients in Mamaku extract are powerful antioxidants that support the skin from signs of aging including dark spots from sun exposure, as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
The health benefits of Manuka and Kanuka oil attribute to many active properties including monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes and triketone renown for their antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic and anti-allergenic. actives effective in atherosclerosis treatment.
Kanuka Oil is also known as White Tea Tree Essential Oil.. The oil is more closely related in composition to Australian Tea Tree than to New Zealand Manuka containing cineole.
Kawakawa is a healing plant will grow beneath old trees. Containing antiseptic qualities, the leaves help soothe toothache, can be placed over open wounds or made into tea.
Customarily recognized and used as a cleanser, the leaf tips of the Koromiko have long been used to soothe stomach pain and discomfort.
Horopito leaves contain a natural antifungal extract called polygodial which is effective at killing Candida albicans. Research shows that polygodial is the most powerful antifungal in its class, outperforming other natural antifungals like garlic, caprylic acid and oregano oil.
A member of the coprosama plant species, Taupata berries are rich in vitamin C and have been traditionally taken as an ingestible health tonic
Rātā tree bark when soaked in water, was traditionally used as a lotion put on sores, wounds and abscesses. When steeped in water the Inner bark was drunk for diarrhoea and dysentery.
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