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Manuka Essential Oil

Leptospermum scoparium

  It has been shown that Manuka has higher anti-bacterial and anti fungal properties than Tea Tree oil. The research has been done specifically on Streptococcus and Pathogenic Fungi. Laboratory tests have shown Manuka to be effective against anti-biotic resistant organisms.  Very effective for many skin problems, it relaxes the nerves of the skin, as it regenerates the outer layers. Manuka is beneficial for sensitive skin, fungal infections, ringworm, bedsores, athlete’s foot, itching, acne,  ulcers, wounds & skin that is slow to heal. Its analgesic qualities make it a great for muscular aches & pains. 

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Essential Facts

Notes & Use

Traditional Use of Manuka

Botany
Manuka is an evergreen with small, dense branching leaves. The flowers are white (sometimes pink) with 5 petals. The leaves are prickly. Often one of the first plants to grow back after land has been cleared.
 
Traditional Folklore & Uses
Manuka has been used since pre-European times by the Maori, the native people of New Zealand.  A decoction was made from the leaves, and was ingested for urinary complaints, as well as used topically on aching muscles and joints. The steam was inhaled for treating colds.  Chewing the bark is believed to have a sedative effect that enhances sleep. Parakeets eat the bark & leaves to rid themselves of parasites. 
Energetics

Energetic, Spiritual, and Emotional Qualities of Manuka

Manuka is beneficial for those who have a highly sensitive nervous system and are prone to stress and anxiety. Helps to sooth old psychic wounds & scars.  Protects & balances the nervous system. Woodward suggests that Manuka is a great oil to use for those who suffer from hypochondria.

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