Mingimingi is one of my staples. When the kids were babies I used to put whole leaves into their bottle with hot water and allow it to steep. Once warm, I would give the bottle, leaves and all, to the baby to drink to help move any phlemn they had in their chests. It’s perfect for adults too, but dont get it confused with Manuka which is often what its mistaken for.

I pulled this one out to make a throat spray for my girls (the woes of kapahaka) combined with #kawakawa#kumarahou and #clove tinctures, it makes the best bacterial throat spray, it stings like hell but seconds later is relieved and ready to go.

Have a lovely weekend, it’s raining in Auckland so no harvesting for me.