Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Manuka

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Manuka tree
Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium)

Manuka oil comes from the Leptospermum scoparium tree. It has a sweet, woody scent. It has an antibacterial effect.

Properties[edit]

Emotional[edit]

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression.

Immunological[edit]

Fights fungal and bacterial infections.

Skin[edit]

Improves dandruff and general skin conditions caused by bacterial and fungal infections such as rashes, ringworm, jock itch, etc. Neutralizes Poison Ivy and similar plant toxins that cause irritation of the skin, as well as insect bites. Used on shallow wounds as an antibacterial and skin healing agent. Popular as a natural acne remedy and has been reported to be effective on MRSA related infections.