Fragonia Essential Oil – Agonis fragrans – is managed in plantations currently only on private land in the South West of Western Australia.
In the wild the shrub grows to approximately 2 metres, producing tight clusters of white flowers in autumn. The Agonis family is endemic to Western Australia, found in the coastal regions of the south west of the state.
Agonis fragrans is a species endemic to the cooler climates of Western Australia, classed as a Farm Forestry project as the plantings are integrated into the farming system allowing landowners a diverse income from traditional farming. This form of agriculture is becoming popular in Australia as the farming of trees and plants for essential oil provides diversification for farmers addressing environmental, social and economic outcomes – The Triple Bottom Line.
Fragonia Essential Oil has been researched by Aromatherapists as a unique essential oil with the 3 main constituent groups almost in perfect balance. This is thought to contribute to the oil’s pleasant aroma & the diversity of uses. Research with its aromatherapy benefits are ongoing.
Fragonia is just as effective as Tea Tree as an antimicrobial but is much gentler on the skin. It has been used for the relief of muscular & joint pain associated with arthritis.
Fragonia is an excellent expectorant, making it useful for respiratory tract infections & congestion. It is also an immune stimulant & deeply calming on the emotions. It is considered to be extremely balancing on the emotions & may assist in times of stress, grief, past emotional blockages & anxiety.
Fragonia is a relatively new Australian essential oil. The aroma is very pleasant & the oil has such a diverse range of benefits that every household should at least try this precious oil.
Aromatherapy properties though research into the benefits of Agonis Fragrans essential oil is occurring can be – antiseptic, antimicrobial, decongestant, expectorant, immune stimulant.
Main plant chemical compounds: alpha-pinene, cineole1,8, linalool, alpha-terpineol, myrtenol.
Always keep your Fragonia essential oil away form the reach of children, do not ingest, store below 30° and seek medical advice for use if pregnant.
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