A small shrub to 3 metres tall. An endemic NZ vascular plant species not found throughout and non- threatened.
Alphitonia neocaledonica used for eczema, skin conditions and rheumatic pains.
Alphitonia ziziphoides used for fever, swellings and earache.
Related Rhamnus sp. Contains Anthraquinone glycosides useful in constipation, pneumonia, colic, chest complaints and as blood purifiers.
Boiling the leaves in water and drunk for chest conditions.
Fresh leaves were rubbed on wounds.
Flavonols quercetin and kaempferol.
Ellagic acid and its O-methyl esters. Saponins acetate, leucocyanidin and leucodelphinidin.
Leaves, leaf stem and flowers.
Small teacup 2-3 times daily.
Fresh leaves and twigs boiled for infusion and 1 cup added to warm bath for skin problems.
Blood purifier, kidneys, urinary, all skin problems.
Bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, coughs, colds, asthma.
All skin problems including cancer.