Wake Up! Smell the…
Manuka – Leptospermum scoparium
Aroma – Spicy, herbaceous, fresh
Parts Used – Leaves and twigs
Extraction Method – Steam distillation
Therapeutic Properties – Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, expectorant, immune stimulant, insecticide, sedative
Interesting Fact – Topical use of the various parts of manuka was common among early Maoris.