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A rongoā traditionally used by Māori to relieve sore muscles, joints & ligaments.


An all over healing balm for the body with particular focus on areas of concern. 


Only experienced kairongoā should work with Tūpākihi because it is a poisonous plant especially if ingested.


It's one of my favourite plants to co-create with because of the mana that it holds and the special attention that is required to work within its domain. The more I connect to it the more it reveals and it is an honour to co-create with this incredible plant.



P R E C A U T I O N S :


- Avoid applying to broken or irritated skin

- Do not ingest 

- Tūpākihi is a poisonous plant - please wash your hands after use


Special care and attention has been used to co-create with Tūpākihi. It is a poisonous plant and only made into medicine by experienced kairongoā.


This product is created by Joanne Hakaraia. The rongoā was harvested locally by Joanne's rongoā roopu in her hometown, Otaki. All proceeds go back into developing the education and healing facility of Te Waka Rākau.


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