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Manuka Honey. The Maori treasure

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A bee collecting pollen from Manuka flowers.<br />
The first European colonists in New Zealand used Manuka leaves as a substitute for tea. Captain Cook used Manuka to fight scurvy during his long explorations of the southern hemisphere. What’s more, he warned about its emetic properties in the case of a strong concentration or over ingestion.