Hoheria has many medicinal properties, and is often referred to as a ‘herbal antacid’ or the NZ equivalent of Slippery Elm (a plant known to soothe inflammatory conditions).  Aside from being a handy remedy for reflux, nausea and ulcers, Hoheria was also used traditionally by Māori to soften and hydrate skin. We’ve done lots of testing & experimentation with Hoheria over the years, and can confirm it provides an intensely soothing quality to our formulations (it’s particularly wonderful in our Repair’ range).