The Tasmanian Pepperberry for Postpartum Care

3 min readFeb 15, 2021


What is the Tasmanian Pepperberry?

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.

The Anti-Inflammatory Wonders of the Tasmanian Pepperberry

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.

The Tasmanian Pepperberry contains a powerful active ingredient called polygodial. It is an anti-inflammatory agent effective to reduce vasodilatation and oedema. Studies have demonstrated that polygodial calms skin discomforts it is found to be one of the most instant soothing natural ingredients to calm and protect sensitive skin.

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.

Tasmanian Pepperberry Skincare

Tasmanian Pepperberry Skincare and Benefits

Focusing on innovative postpartum care, Noonie uses this amazing ingredient in one of the unique special formulas, making use of the pepperberry’s antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Working with skincare experts and medical professionals, the Noonie Cleanse & Soothe Perineal Spray is specially formulated to cleanse and cool the delicate area without drying the skin or affecting the natural pH balance. It is also gentle enough to be used on stitches.

The spray calms inflammatory markers in the skin, reducing the burning sensation, skin redness and the chance of irritation. Easy to use with its 360-degree spray applicator, it sprays upside down with the perfect mist pressure.

This versatile cleanser with the healing powers of the Tasmanian Pepperberry can also be used outside of pregnancy for any skin wounds, haemorrhoids or leakage during your period.

And what a great addition to your hospital bag or a baby shower gift!

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