Manuka was originally used therapeutically by the Maori hundreds of years ago for the treatment of many different ailments. It is only in recent history that the medicinal effects of Manuka that were recognised so long ago by the Maori have been scientifically proven.
Researchers have established that Manuka Oil has natural antibacterial, antifungal, antiallergenic, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
The oil we choose to use in our new manukavantage™ range of therapeutic health care products is extracted from the young leaf tips that are harvested in the wild from regenerating sustainable Manuka trees located in the East Cape region of New Zealand. Not only is this.
Manuka oil a renewable resource, testing has proven that the oil from this small region is 20 – 30 times more active than Australian Tea Tree oil, meaning the levels of anti-microbial activity (the substance that kills or inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi) from this are also much higher in comparison.
Manuka Oil is proven for the treatment of common ailments such as Athletes Foot, dandruff and acne. It is also an effective antihistamine – rapidly removing the itchiness, irritation and sting from insect bites and stings and from skin reactions due to contact with stinging plants such as nettle. It also helps reduce inflammation and is particularly effective with itchy, irritated skin conditions.
Being an odour eliminator, Manuka Oil is also beneficial for those with physically demanding jobs where they sweat considerably, or who have body odour problems. We have further enhanced the amazingly beneficial properties of Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil with a variety of natural extracts. These will be explained in depth with each product that the extract is found in.
Our manukavantage™ products really are part of a wonder range with many, many beneficial properties to assist in the on-going heath of your body.
Natural skincare from New Zealand
As the last country on earth to be discovered, New Zealand is still a sanctuary for nature.
More than a third of the land area is protected wilderness, so it is very easy to find yourself in a landscape that is pure and unchanged.
Soaring mountains reach for the sky, clear, clean rivers rush for the sea; Pacific Ocean waves wash onto sun-scented beaches; in vast rainforests delicate, feathery fern plants grow in peace, unfurling their promise leaf by leaf.