Essentail Oil: Manuka

Leptospermum Scoparium is the scientific name for this oil and is expensive in comparison to the Australian Tea Tree Oil. The reason for it being costly is the amount of medicinal properties that it contains and it is also antifungal, as well as anti-allergenic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory.  It is relatively new in the field of aromatherapy and has been used for years in New Zealand, where this tree comes from. The oil is extracted from the Manuka leaves by using the method of distillation by steam.  The oil is made of these ingredients: linalol, pinene, caryophyllene, leptospermone, humulene and geraniol. The interesting feature of this oil is that the concentration in which the components of this oil are available depends on the height of the tree.

Essentail Oil: ManukaThis oil is used to treat dandruff, as it maintains the oil and moisture balance of the scalp. It is the lack of both these things that result in dandruff. You can blend it with another oil before using it on your head and it can be put in bath water. One can blend the oil with essential oils of Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Lavandin, Lavender, Marjoram, Nutmeg, Oakmoss, Pine, Rosemary and Ylang-Ylang.

It is also used for treating insect bites by applying the oil on the affected area.

Since it is anti-bacterial, it is also used to treat infections that can be caused by bacteria in the respiratory tract, the colon and the urinary system. This oil is highly effective in treating fungal infections and other types of infections as well. One example is ear infections, which can be cured by putting one or two drops of the oil in the infected ear.

The oil is capable of treating any form of inflammation, be it respiratory or nasal. It can also treat the digestive tract if one has eaten spicy food. It also treats inflammation in the circulatory system, which is caused by the ingestion of toxins.

Essentail Oil: ManukaHistamine is a condition that cause a really bad spell of coughing and this oil is believed to treat this condition, as it reduces the histamine production in the body. This oil is also used to treat various allergies, since allergies are a reaction to certain foreign elements of the body. This oil is helpful in reducing the appearance of scars by promoting the growth of new cells and it protects existing wounds from further infections. Since it promotes the growth of new cells, it is even used to heal the wounds and is given to patients who suffer from serious injuries, like after a major surgery or accident.

The oil acts as a deodorant and a relaxant by providing freshness to the body. Moreover, the aroma helps keep the mind calm and at peace. The oil is very good for hyper-sensitive people.

Apart from the above listed benefits, the oil is also good at curing rashes, chafing and itching. One should remember to consult with a doctor before using any new oil, even if it is extremely safe.