Manuka extracts have long been used by New Zealand’s Maori people as remedies for all sorts of health issues. These include stomach complaints, skin problems, oral infections and as a treatment for a high fever. Modern science has now caught up with these ancient beliefs, and can demonstrate the magical New Zealand manuka tree is just as effective as the Maori believed.
So, what’s so amazing about manuka oil?
- Bites and stings
Manuka oil helps with bites or stings. It has antibacterial properties to guard against infection and anti-inflammatory qualities to relieve swelling and irritation. TIP: the easiest away to apply manuka oil is with ManukaRx ointment. Everything you need is in the tube, ready to use.
Dandruff can be caused by a number of things, including scalp inflammation, dry skin, product build-up, or psoriasis and eczema. Manuka oil will assist in removing bacteria on your scalp and fighting any infection that might be present. It decreases inflammation and helps reduce any allergic reactions. TIP: Give yourself a scalp massage with ManukaRx ointment, then leave it in overnight.
- Acne treatment
Otago University conducted a study showing that manuka oil rids skin of the specific bacteria that cause acne. Applied to the affected areas, ManukaRx will minimise inflammation and decrease the incidence of acne. TIP: Apply a dab of ManukaRx ointment to affected areas after cleansing. Rub in gently.
- Athlete’s foot
Athletes foot is caused by a fungus called trichophyton. It grows best in warm damp environments, which is why it thrives on feet and especially in between toes. Alongside good hygiene practices, use of manuka oil will assist with healing and reduce reoccurrences. The anti-fungal and cicatrisant properties of manuka oil can eliminate the fungal infection and heal the skin. TIP: Apply a little ManukaRx ointment between your toes each day after showering.
- Burn healing
The anti-bacterial and anti-microbial qualities of manuka oil can help minor burns to heal quickly and easily, with less risk of scarring. TIP: Cool the affected area thoroughly with running water, then apply ManukaRx ointment.