Flax (harakeke)

NZ Lifestyle Block - - FEATURE -

Al­ter­na­tively you can ap­ply the sticky sap found inside flax (harakeke) leaves. This is said to have an an­ti­sep­tic qual­ity as well as purga­tive qual­i­ties. As an added bonus, the seeds of harakeke are ed­i­ble and quite sweet when in their green or white state. Sim­ply snap the pod and squeeze the seeds out.

Flow­ers also con­tain a de­li­cious nec­tar, pro­vided in abun­dance by the flax, a real energy boost in a sur­vival sit­u­a­tion.

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