A fresh look at manuka and kanuka essential oils from New Zealand

  title={A fresh look at manuka and kanuka essential oils from New Zealand},
  author={Wendy Maddocks-Jennings and Jennifer Wilkinson and David P Shillington and Heather M. A. Cavanagh},
Essential oil is obtained from manuka, Leptospermum scoparium and kanuka, Kunzea ericoides, which are indigenous plants to New Zealand. The oil from these plants has been commercially available to aromatherapists for more than a decade. In this time, attention has been given to the antiseptic and antimicrobial actions of the oils. Of most interest to researchers and aromatherapists is the presence of b-triketones, present in the manuka oil. These triketones are believed to significantly… CONTINUE READING

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