Native Hawaiians made a treatment for illnesses known as ʻea and pāʻaoʻao from the fruit. They also combined fresh māmakileaves with hot stones and spring water to produce herbal tea that was an effective treatment for general debility. Today, packages of dried māmaki leaves are commercially produced.
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