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Manuka Oil Chemistry
Our products contain the fragrant oils of red manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) and white manuka ('kanuka') (Kunzea ericoides), native New Zealand
tea-trees that are abundant on Arapawa Island.
Skin absorption enhancer. Anti-microbial activity.
Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial activity. Anti-inflammatory activity. Possible muscle relaxant. Possible anticarcinogenic agent. Anti-histamine activity. Anti-malarial activity reported.
Skin absorption enhancer. Anti-inflammatory in bronchial asthma. Analgesic activity. Kills lice. Anti-bacterial.
Possible anti-tumor/tumor preventative activity.
Skin absorption enhancer. Lice/flea killer. Potential anti-tumor/tumor preventative properties (undergoing testing for treatment of human mammary cancer).
Non-opiate, non-asprin-like peripheral analgesic (pain-reliever). Anti-mutagenic activity.
Auto-oxidation products reported as showing antimalarial activity.