Native to the woodlands and cool temperate rainforests of Australia’s south-eastern region, The Tasmanian pepperberry plant or Tasmannia lanceolata produces small, round, purple-black berries that, when dried, resemble black pepper grains in both size and colour. It is an evergreen shrub that is often used as a culinary spice, found in Aboriginal cuisine, as well as in traditional medicine, where it is used to treat skin disorders, colic, venereal diseases and stomach ache.
The pepperberries and their leaves have been used for thousands of years by Aboriginal people to calm skin discomfort, thanks to their powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
Known for its medicinal properties, the Tasmanian pepperberry contains potent antioxidants that are four times more powerful than blueberries, and their health benefits are just as important today as they have been for centuries.
Innovative Australian maternity care brand Noonie uses this amazing ingredient in one of their unique special formulas, making use of its antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Working with skincare experts and medical professionals, they have developed their gentle, no-touch, natural perineal spray.
It is completely normal for women to experience tenderness and swelling of the perineum (the area between the vagina and anus) during labour and this is likely to continue for a few days post birth. A no-touch perineal spray cleans, soothes and cools this sensitive area, providing relief from inflammation, and it is important to maintain vaginal and perineal hygiene as part of the postpartum recovery.