Manu™ Manuka essential oil has special properties able to support the immune system against common skin infections, ringworm, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, cold sores and candida albicans. It can also be used as a general antiseptic for cuts, insect bites, and abrasions.
Manuka essential oil is steam distilled from ‘wild harvested’ plants in the remote East Cape region of New Zealands North Island. This region produces manuka oil that has the highest levels of naturally occurring antimicrobial triketone compounds.
Independent studies on Manuka oil
The Cawthron Institute in Nelson and the Otago University Microbiology Department have conducted in-vitro testing of East Cape manuka essential oil against a wide range of pathogens and concluded that this special type of manuka oil was
- 20 – 30 times more active than Australian tea tree oil against gram positive bacteria
- Several times more effective against strains of fungi,
- Effective against gram negative bacteria and viruses.
These studies confirm that East Cape Manuka oil supports the skins natural immunity to;
- Cold sores
- Ringworm, jock itch and athlete’s foot.
- Body and foot odour
- Warts and Verrucas
Whilst New Zealand is technically International, we have also included it in the Australian Oils as they are very close neighbours and friends.