Dried or fresh mamaki leaves are used to make a mild but invigorating and healthy tea. Native Hawaiians have used the fresh or dried leaves of the mamaki plant to help with many internal disorders such as listlessness, stomach, colon, bladder, liver, and bowels. Native Hawaiians have also used the leaves for treatment of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, liver cleansing, depression, bladder problems, bladder infections, and PMS.
Native Hawaiians historically noted that Mamaki has a soothing effect on the nervous system often relieving tension. It works well for irritability and helps relieve stress after a hard day.
Mamaki tea may be brewed everyday for overall wellness and promotes great general health. Native Hawaiians believed Mamaki to be a universal plant with many healing properties.