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Piper excelsum

A small, densely-branched, aromatic tree or shrub up to 6 m high, found from Northland south to Banks Penninsula. The leaves are heart-shaped and some are found with small holes in the leaves, eaten from the looper caterpillar.




Leaves steeped in water. Decoction used as anti-bacterial for sore throats and skin complaints. Assists with stomach complaints and thinning blood.


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Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust's content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine. Make certain of your identification prior to harvesting any plant or mushroom as ingestion, application, or other use of some plants and mushrooms may cause illness or death.