Pukatea - Live Plant (Laurelia novae-zelandiae) Organic Plant

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This is for 1 X small organic Pukatea plant grown on a small organic farm in New Zealand

Common Name: Pukatea
Botanical Name: (Laurelia novae-zelandiae)
Family: Atherospermataceae (formerly Monimiaceae)

Description: Pukatea, is a large evergreen tree, endemic to the forests of New Zealand. Pukatea has 'toothed' leaves and produces small flowers.

Ethnobotanical History: The light, but tough timber of pukatea has been used for boat building. It was used by Maori to create figureheads for canoes. An extract from the bark containing the alkaloid pukateine is used in traditional Māori herbal medicine as an analgesic. The pulp of the cambium was boiled in water and the resulting liquid used for treating tuberculosis.

Active Constituents: Pukateine (related to morphine)

Warning: Sold for cultivation, not for internal usage.

Shipping restrictions: We do not currently ship live plants outside New Zealand.

*Special thanks to Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz for the lovely pic of Laurelia novae-zelandiae.

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