Aotea are committed to making functional and healing herbal health products. Taking inspiration from Rongoā Māori and scientific research into the actives of the flora, Aotea brings you a range of healing and vitality supporting products.
Aotea uses published research as well as conducting their own trials into determining the active plant agents and their beneficial effects on the body, both topically and internally. Aotea works directly with Callaghan Innovation to help generate their own trials to prove the efficacy of these traditional remedial Māori uses.
Aotea adheres to principles of tikanga Māori. This means believing in true sustainability and that as Tangata Whenua (people of the land), they are kaitiaki (guardians) of the natural world and their resources. Examples include never picking too much from any given plant and leaving enough honey in the hives for the bees for winter.
Aotea is the Māori name for Great Barrier Island, where the range is made.