For centuries, the Maori people of New Zealand have been relying on a particular tree for therapeutic purposes. It is called the Manuka tree and its oil is useful in treating a wide variety of illnesses – from fevers to skin disorders. Manuka oil is extracted from the leaves, seeds, and branches of this medicinal tree. Even before being extracted, this essential oil is able to manifest its potency, protecting the tree from natural enemies such as insects, fungi, and bacteria.
As a massage oil, Manuka oil benefits the mind and body through the promotion of relaxation and calmness. It can ease anxiety, stress, anger, nervous afflictions, and emotional disturbances. The use of Manuka oil in aromatherapy is a fairly recent practice although its healing properties have been known to the inhabitants of New Zealand for ages.
The healing applications of Manuka oil also include the following:
Manuka oil is effective in treating sores, acne, cuts, itching, rashes, ringworm infections, and athlete’s foot. This essential oil is used in aromatherapy to beat body odor. Its pleasant aroma is also helpful in settling the mind and calming frayed nerves. When added to a warm bath, it can help uplift a person’s mood. It can also be effective in treating muscle and joint problems such as arthritis and back pain.
Compared to the Australian tea tree oil, Manuka oil is milder on the skin. It is also several times more effective against bacterial and fungal infections. This essential oil blends well with a host of other oils such as clove, geranium, lavender, marjoram, Oak moss, Rosemary and ylang-ylang.
Manuka oil does not seem to produce any side effects, but always use a patch test if you suspect you’re sensitive to a particular oil.
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