How manuka oil is harvested

How manuka oil is harvested

Manuka oil is miraculous. The Maori knew it, and used it for almost everything that ailed them. When Captain Cook and the first settlers arrived, Maori healers shared their wisdom and manuka oil became the ‘go to’ treatment for all sorts of scrapes and sores. Now...
How ultraviolet makes NZ plants ultra-valuable

How ultraviolet makes NZ plants ultra-valuable

Compared to other temperate growing areas in the world, New Zealand has very high levels of ultraviolet light, especially in summer.  Plants defend themselves against these higher levels of UV by producing more polyphenols, substances that have antimicrobial and...