Botanical Name - Leptospermum scoparium
Caution - Avoid in pregnancy or with sensitive skin.
Aroma - Strong, lemony and pungent.
Extraction - Steam distillation
Part of Plant - Leaves and branches
Country of Origin - New Zealand/Australia
Chemical Constituents - cis calamenene, copaene, (trans)
cadina 1,4 diene
Traditional Uses - A powerful oil particularly useful as a disinfectant, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Manuka has a long history of use by the Maori people and is said by some to be even more effective than tea tree. Use with caution.