|What is Mamaki?
Mamaki (Pipturus Albidus) is a sacred plant of the Hawaiian people and related to stinging
Nettle but does not have the stinging hairs. Mamaki varieties are only found only in Hawaii,
Philippines, Polynesia, Micronesia, and Papa New Guinea, and in locations where rainfall
exceeds 40 inches per year. Mamaki is an ancient medicinal plant still used today for natural
healing, a delicious tea, and a herbal tonic and remedy.
A 2006 Study by Henny Kartika at the University of Hawaii and a 2007 Study of Mamaki by
the Journal of Food Science revealed some of Mamaki's micro/macro nutrients and healing
Mamaki has been used by islanders for:
Lowering high blood pressure
Cleansing toxins from the blood
Relieving stress and fatigue
Stomach, colon, and liver problems
Bladder problems and irregular bowels
Regulating blood sugar levels
Antioxidant - scavenges free radicals
Catechins (antioxidants like those found in red wine, chocolate, berries, and apples)
Chlorogenic Acid (antioxidant like those found in root vegetables)
Rutin (flavonoid like those found in red wine, citrus, tomato skins, and buckwheat)
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, Copper, Boron and other vital nutrients.
How to Brew Mamaki
Brew like anyother tea, however, brewing/steeping for a minimum of 30 minutes yields higher
mineral/antioxidant qualities. Can be store for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Our Mamaki is grown in the Panaewa Rainforest in Hilo Hawaii and hand harvested, blended,
and bagged. Mamaki is caffeine free and sugar free. Has 2 year shelf life.
Mamaki is also food for the endangered Kamehameha butterfly.
Introducing our 3 new Mamaki blends including: