Kanuka

Leptospermum ericoides
Botanical name: 
Leptospermum ericoides

Clearing and cleansing

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Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Analgesic - local pain relief
Immune Stimulant - colds, coughs, influenza
Antiseptic, Antimicrobial - bacterial, fungal and viral infections
Family: 
Myrtaceae
Country of origin: 
New Zealand
Part of plant used: 
Leaves and twigs
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Citrus, spice and woody oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Caution - Hypersensitive, avoid diseased, delicate, damaged or children's skin,
Odour profile: 
Light, clean and turpentine, hint of banana
Plant description: 
A small, wild growing, bushy tree with pointed leaves and pink-white flowers.
Historical use: 
The Moaris used Kanuka in an infusion to treat head colds.

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