Mako Mako is effective for treating burns. The bark or the leaves could be used as a poultice or as a wash. Contains tannic acid, giving it astringent properties. It was also used as a poultice or internally taken as a treatment for rheumatism. Leaves were steeped in hot baths for arthritis and rheumatism.
The colonial settlers ate the fruit, made a jelly from the fruit and also a wine, perhaps giving it its common name “wineberry”
Wineberries are one of the native plants that are both edible and can be used medically.
Māori children used to feast on the berries, which were also squeezed and strained to make a sweet drink.
European settlers made jam and jellies and also produced a very good wine from the berries Infusions from the bark and leaves were used to treat a burn, boils, sore eyes and rheumatic pains.120
Even the bark was used to produce a blue-black dye
Ora Well recommends that you check with your healthcare practitioner before taking Tisanes if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking medications, heading to surgery. Keep out of reach of children and do not administer to children without your health providers advice.