The main active constituents of Manuka Oil are the Trichetones, Flavesone, Leptospermone, Isoleptospermone, and the highest levels of these are only found in plants ( Leptospermum Scoparium) growing naturally on New Zealand’s remote „East Cape”.
Research has confirmed that particularly against bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus and Pathogenic Fungi, Manuka Oil has higher antibacterial and antifungal activity than Tea Tree Oil ( Melaleuca Alternifolia).
It is very important to understand that only East Cape Chemotype Manuka has potent antimicrobial characteristics. Also because of this products unique steam distillation method, a much higher Tiketone level is achieved compared with another East Cape Chemotype being sold
The major benefits of this oil are the medicinal uses of this natural product. This oil is derived from the Manuka plant through the process of steam distillation. The extraction is done from the leaves and the branches of the tree. The major constituents derived from the oil are in large variety and they majorly depend on the size and the leaves of the Manuka plant. Because of its various health care advantages, this oil is used widely in the skin products all over the world.