Oku | Kawakawa Tea, Manuka Tea and Elixirs and Balm



The Oku New Zealand Native Herbs tea range focuses on the herb Kawakawa and builds other New Zealand herbs such as Hoheria and Manuka and other more contemporary herbs around it, giving the teas distinct and original flavours while also offering some therapeutic benefits.

Please choose from the following teas and elixirs:

PURE – Pure Kawakawa tea. Gives you the full benefit of its exceptional tonic actions. A plant considered one of the most important in traditional Maori Medicine (Rongoa). Used for many common ailments including circulatory, digestive & rheumatic complaints. Also used as a restorative and cleansing herb. (NB. The 120g bulk buy comes packaged in a resealable bag).

DIGEST – Soothing tea. Useful after meals to aid digestion. Both Wildcrafted Kawakawa & Organic Peppermint are traditionally used as digestive tonics. These combine with the digestive healing properties of native Wildcrafted Hoheria & Organic Ginger.

ENERGISE – Invigorating tea. Perfect as a morning beverage or any time you want a lift. The warming tonic properties of Wildcrafted Kawakawa combine with a hint of Organic Ginger, the sweetness of Organic Licorice & the antioxidant properties of Organic Sencha Green tea. Contains caffeine.

PROTECT (previously IMMUNE) – Fortifying tea. Help boost your immmune function with this blend combining the best of the NZ bush (Wildcrafted Manuka & Wildcrafted Kawakawa) with traditional herbs (Wildcrafted Elderflower & Organic Rosehips).

RESTORE – Strengthening and cleansing tea. Combines a remarkable blend of native herbs (Karamu, Kawakawa, Manuka, Kumarahou) with Organic Nettles (nutritive) & Organic Cinnamon (spicy).

MANUKA – Most well-known for the honey made from this herb, however traditionally used as a tea replacement by early settlers in New Zealand. They used the fragrant leaf that contains the potent properties of the Manuka essential oil. Manuka offers an incredible ability to help with a wide range of infections (especially bacterial and fungal) and aid conditions as diverse as anxiety to incontinence. This blend balances the pure taste of Manuka with hints of Organic Spearmint and Organic Lemon Peel that lends minty and citrus tones to this unique NZ plant.

CHEST ELIXIR (ADULT) – KUMARAHOU AND KAWAKAWA. A blend of Wildcrafted NZ Native Herbs that include the remarkable Kumarahou which has a rich traditional use for supporting clear airways and breathing. It has a completely natural base with no artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours. Uses instead the beautiful taste and properties of NZ Rewarewa honey. A unique formulation that may assist with both wet and dry irritations in the airways. This is the full strength combination that can be taken by Children aged 1 & over.
Ingredients: Kumarahou*, Kawakawa*, Manuka* , Hoheria*, Horopito*, Ginger+, Rewarewa Honey*, Peppermint Oil+. Non actives: Apple & Blackcurrant Juice Concentrate, Non-Palm Vegetable Glycerine.
+Organic or *Wildharvested

IMMUNE SUPPORT ELIXIR – MANUKA AND KAWAKAWA – Combines a superstar combination of herbs and nutrients designed specifically to support your natural immunity and the immune defences. Two key NZ Native Herbs – Kawakawa & Mānuka – are combined with the very well-known traditional western herbs of Olive Leaf & Echinacea purpurea. These herbs are blended with a nutritious & potent Rewarewa Honey Herbal Infusion of Elder Berries & Flower & the key immune nutrients of Vitamin C & Zinc. Can be taken by Children aged 1 & over.
Ingredients: Kawakawa* & Manuka* Blend, Olive Leaf+, Echinacea purpurea+, Elderberry+ & Elderflower+ blend, Rewarewa Honey*, Vitamin C, Zinc. Non actives: Apple Juice Concentrate, Non-Palm Vegetable Glycerine.
+Organic or *Wildharvested

KAWAKAWA & ARNICA BALM – A premium warming & soothing herbal formula that is indicated for wherever there is pain, inflammation or trauma to muscles and joints. The two stars of the blend that work incredibly well together are Wild-harvested Kawakawa & NZ Grown Arnica that both have wonderful anti-inflammatory properties. These are then blended with Wild & Hand harvested NZ Horopito & NZ Tutu with Cayenne. Together these herbs provide a broad range of properties to help amplify and complement the Kawakawa & Arnica. The herbs are supported with the analgesic qualities of Peppermint & Clove Essential oils and the NZ First Light essence remedy for Trauma Akeake. Together these ingredients create a powerful combination to effectively soothe inflammatory or painful conditions involving muscles & joints. All formulated in a nourishing & moisturising 100% natural base.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil*, NZ Beeswax*, Kawakawa*, NZ Arnica, Cayenne*, Tutu*, Horopito*, Shea Butter*, Peppermint & Clove Essential Oils, First Light® Akeake.
+Organic or *Wildharvested
Directions: Apply to affected area 2-3x daily. Use more frequently if required.

KAWAKAWA HEALING BALM – A premium soothing, cooling and healing rub that is 50% made up of the incredible NZ Wildcrafted Herbs Kawakawa & Hoheria blended with the wonderful properties of Organic Calendula & NZ Hemp Seed Oils. The herbs are complemented with the diverse qualities of Organic German Chamomile & Wildcrafted Manuka Essential Oils. These ingredients are added to a nourishing & moisturising 100% natural base of Fair Trade Organic Shea Butter, Fair Trade Organic Coconut Oil & NZ Beeswax. This product can be used on broken skin and may support many different skin complaints.
Ingredients: Kawakawa*, Shea Butter+, Coconut Oil+, NZ Hemp Seed, Houhere*, Calendula+, NZ Beeswax+, German Chamomile+ & Manuka Essential Oils*, Crab Apple BF
+Organic or *Wildharvested
Directions: Apply to affected area 2-3x daily. Use more frequently if required.


If you wish to purchase additional quantities than those shown as available, please Contact Us and we will advise whether this is possible.

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Weight 30 g


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