Pukatea Seeds (Laurelia novae-zelandiae)

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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.

Quantity: 10 Seeds Per Pack

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.

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