Medicinal properties in the oil

Among the unlimited discovered and yet to be discovered benefits of the Manuka Oil, some important ones are discussed as under:

  • Anti Dandruff

    The cause of dandruff on the scalp is mainly due to the shortage of oil and moisture on it. That gives rise to the production of infections on the scalp. The oil has the advantage of providing the natural moisture and its infection free quality to the users. This feature makes its usable and raises its demand by the manufacturers of the large skin care products companies.

  • Counteracting the insect bite and stings

    By just applying the oil on the infected area a person can get his or her infectious area healed very soon. Any pain caused by the sting or insect bite can be removed by the use of this oil. It is very effective to treat all the wounds, burns, blisters and infections. So it is more feasible and healthy for the people to use this natural herb rather than going for the synthetic or chemical bases ingredients.

  • Anti bacterial
    Researchers have identified the minimum level of repressive concentration and minimum bacterial concentration in the oil. Among all the available oils, it is known to be the best one to inhibit the bacterial growth in the body.
  • Anti fungal

    Another basic advantage of this oil is that, like for the bacteria, it inhibits the lesser amount of fungal properties as compared to the oils. It is an excellent remedy for the removal of the ear, foot, toe-nail, and funguses in other parts of the body.

  • Anti inflammatory

    This oil carries the quality of being anti inflammatory. It soothes and cures the irritation and the infections caused by the inflammation. The inflammations are mainly caused by the insect bites, stings or there can be many other reasons.

  • Anti allergic

    The major reasons behind the allergies are the outside sources and this oil has the feature of keeping the environmental causes normal and provides the relief from allergies. It cures the allergic reactions.

  • Anti histaminic

    Histaminic causes coughing and the oil help providing relief to it. It is very useful in curing asthma and hay fever. The use of this oil keeps the histaminic effects away from the body and cures the chronic coughing as well.

  • Removal of scars and acne

    This oil has a drying effect that helps treating the acne. It helps the rapid and continual growth of the cells that causes scar free skin and provides an infection free sin. It also helps to draw out the pus through its insecticidal properties.

In the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry (Jan. 1990, v. 38), Molan, Wilkins and Holland researched the components responsible for the exceptionally high antibacterial activity of honey from Manuka flowers. They tested fractions of the honey for activity against staphylococcus aureus in particular, which is the bacteria that causes skin infections such as impetigo. Perhaps most interesting with the current emergence of strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is that laboratory tests have indicated Manuka Oils effectiveness as a treatment against some antibiotic-resistant organisms.

Manuka oil has shown to be effective in laboratory tests against 39 separate micro-organisms (listed below), in particular, streptococci and staphylococcal bacteria and fungi that affect the skin.

Gram Positive Bacteria

Gram Negative Bacteria


  • Staphylococcus aureas
  • Staphylococcus aureas methacillin resistant
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis
  • Streptococcus faecalis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Micrococcus luteus
  • Sarcina lutea
  • Bacillus subtilis
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Escherichia coli
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Proteus vulgaris
  • Vibrio furnissii
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Pseudomonas fluorscens
  • Trichophyton mentagrophytes
  • Trichophyton rubrum
  • Microsporum canis
  • Candida albicans
  • Aspergillus niger