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October 12, 2012 / martinezyoga

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.

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