Horopito was once called the "Maori Painkiller". The plant which is native to NZ has a strong peppery taste, which is what gives it it's anti-fungal, anti-candida properties. A 1982 University of Canterbury study showed that Horopito was more effective against the yeast Candida Albicans than the pharmaceutical product it was compared with.
Horopito is also effective against thrush and herpes viruses.
I have successfully even used this to clear up a Gingivostomatitis infection in my daughter overnight! If you've got a herbal medicine cabinet, you'll want to make sure you've got some horopito there.
Tinctures can be taken both orally & topically. And being in a spray, it's super easy to use & keep clean too.
Ingredients: Wild Harvested Organic Horopito Leaf, Water, Alcohol.
Alcohol content maximum is 11%.
Always test patch on a small area. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional.
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