Manuka Oil ... The Māori people, indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand, used all parts of the Manuka plant as an important part of their natural medicine. When Captain Cook and his men arrived in New Zealand, they came across the Manuka bush and used it for making tea. It’s the original “tea tree”. Captain Cook wrote about the bush, “It has a very agreeable bitter taste and flavor when [the leaves] are recent but loses some of both when they are dried.”
The Manuka bush is also found in southeast Australia.
Hinepare of Ngāti Kahungunu, c.1890
Botanical Name - Leptospermum scoparium
Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled
Parts Used - Leaves and twigs
Note Classification – Middle
Aroma - Sweet, camphorous, shrubby
Largest Producing Countries - New Zealand and Australia
Traditional Use - Used in medicinal preparations for foot fungal creams and chest salves.
Properties - Analgesic, antibiotic, antifungal, anti-infectious, antiseptic, and vulnerary.
Benefits - Athlete’s foot, burns, colds, flu, intestinal infections, muscular pain, rheumatism, ringworm, skin infections, sore throats, thrush, urinary infections, and wounds.
Blends Well With - Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile german, chamomile roman, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus (all), geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme linalol, thyme red, and yuzu.
Safety Data –
is non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing. It’s not recommended for internal use.
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