Manuka Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Leptospermum scoparium
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves and twigs
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Rich, sweet, herbaceous
Largest Producing Countries: New Zealand and Australia
Traditional Use: The leaves and twigs of this small shrub have a long history of medicinal uses.
Properties: Analgesic, anesthetic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, deodorant, expectorant, immune stimulant, nervine, sedative, vulnerary
Benefits: Burns, colds, cough, cracked skin, dandruff, fever, infections, insect bites and stings, intestinal infections, muscular pain, sinus congestion, sore throats, sunburn, wounds. This oil may be used as an expectorant by adding it to a steam inhalation.
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, chamomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, marjoram, orange, patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, rosemary, sage, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme
Of Interest: All parts of this plant have been used by the Maori people as an important part of their natural medicine. It is believed that both manuka and tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) were used by Captain Cook to make a tea drink, thus given the name Tea Tree.
Safety Data: Not for internal use.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).