Kunzea ambigua is known by a variety of local names in Australia, however, a rose by any other name is still a rose so a description would be more fitting instead. It is a tall shrub growing up to three meters in height, with an abundance of white flowers and is native to the cooler coastal waters of Australia. It grows profusely in the wild and is suited in Australia’s varied climates. The kunzea oil benefits are derived from the terminal branches of the Kunzea ambigua plant, a part of the Myrtaceae family. It is most often used in aromatherapy and is purported to be one of the most effective and healing of all native Australian essential oils.
What Is Kunzea Oil?
Kunzea oil is known as Tick bush, Poverty Bush, Southern spring flower, Tasmanian spring flower, and White Cloud. Particularly interesting is the name “tick bush” because of the habit of wild animals to come near the plant to rid itself of ticks. The plant has a natural repelling property against ticks. There have been no tests on this yet but it could be interesting. It has however been tested as effective against staph, e-Coli, and candida. The oil itself is analgesic and anti-inflammatory and is very useful for the relief of muscle pain associated with sports and physical labor.
A Unique Composition
This oil has been used for centuries by native cultures to soothe tired muscles. Kunzea essential oil has a unique combination of compounds, alpha-pinene, 1,8 cineole, globulol, viridifloral, bicyclogermacrene which can address infection and tired muscles and joints. The way Kunzea compounds differentiate itself from other pain relieving oils is that most pain relievers only “numb” the pain. Kunzea works by increasing blood flow to inflamed nerve endings, essentially calming them. It also relaxes the muscles and reduces inflammation to alleviate pain. A very high level of alpha-pinene, which is the reason for its woody and medicinal scent. This is why the variety of kunzea oil suppliers australia markets this as an essential oil.
Topical applications directly on the skin can diffuse bruising and reduce swelling. It can also provide relief against arthritis and muscular pain. It has also been suggested that it can be used as an inhaler to relieve sinus pain and anxiety. Anecdotal feedback also indicates its effectiveness in the treatment of skin ulcers, eczema, dermatitis, and minor skin infections. Kunzea oil also eases the pain of minor burns, insect bites, and migraines.
- removes symptoms of influenza/flu.
- relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety.
- Effectivity against staph, e-Coli, and candida
- Offers relief from rheumatic pain.
- Offers relief from arthritic pain.
- Alleviates muscular aches and pains
Kunzea Oil is dubbed as a natural treasure when it comes to essential oils, and with good reason. Perhaps the greatest of all is that it has no known side effect. However because it will be applied to your body, it is better to consult with a health professional before using it. It is especially recommended not to use the oil in its undiluted form. This further emphasizes the potency of the oil in health applications.