|Common name ||Kanuka Oil |
|Botanical name ||Kunzea ericoides |
|Description ||Pale yellow to yellow/green colour, with a sweet and minty herbaceous aroma |
|Main GC components ||Alpha-pinene, viridifloral, gamma-terpinene, p-cymene, cis-calamenene, trans-nerolidol, linalool |
|Plant parts used ||Leaf |
|Extraction method ||Steam distillation |
|Region of origin ||New Zealand |
Kanuka was used originally by the Maori people of New Zealand for a variety of applications both Medicinally and culturally. Both Kanuka and Manuka are colloquially referred to as 'Tea tree' though should not be confused either with each other or with Australian Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia).
As with its close relative Manuka the key aspect of Kanuka is its anti-microbial properties. Maori used the herb for a variety of ailments such as skin, oral, urinary, digestive and respiratory infections. Modern research has revealed anti-microbial activity for Kanuka against some bacteria and viruses.
BLENDS WELL WITH
Cedarwood, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Myrtle and Sandalwood.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATION SHEET
- Consultation with a suitably qualified practitioner is recommended prior to use
- For external use only.
- Do not apply to skin undiluted
- Not recommended for use during pregnancy
- Perform a patch test prior to use