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These days as the benefits of essential oils such as Lavender, Clove Bud and Peppermint become clearer, the use of these oils is also becoming more and more widespread. One such oil that is starting to gain popularity due to its many benefits is Australian Kunzea (kunzea ambigua) essential oil.

This is an essential oil native to Australia that has a wide variety of reported medicinal uses and benefits, including soothing sore skin, relieving muscle pain and reducing stress.


What is Australian Kunzea?

Australian Kunzea (also known as Tasmanian Kunzea, Tick Bush, Zea Oil and White Cloud) is an essential oil derived from the small leaves of the Kunzea ambigua plant. The plant is grown and distilled throughout Australia’s cooler coastal areas, including Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands. In fact, the south-east coast of Australia is the only place in the world where the Kunzea ambigua grows natively. The plant can grow up to three metres in height and it produces eye-catching white flowers when it blooms during Spring.

The story goes that a local farmer in this region noticed the effect the Kunzea bushes were having on the local animal life and because of this decided to extract the oil and do some experiments. This led to a variety of Kunzea oil being listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), and the discovery of the many benefits of this unique plant oil.

It is the organic composition of Kunzea ambigua essential oil that makes it unique. Certain compounds in Kunzea give it anti-inflammatory properties that are very rare for an essential oil.


What are the uses of Kunzea Oil?

Kunzea oil has a wide variety of uses. It was first used to relieve the pain and irritation caused by certain skin conditions. It’s soothing properties working as a calming force on sore skin.

More recently Kunzea oil has been said to have anti-inflammatory properties, which enable it to relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.

Some of the uses of Kunzea oil are as follows:

Treating dry, red and inflamed skin – One of the original uses of the oil is that it can relieve the irritation caused by dry, red skin. As Kunzea oil is a mild oil, it is possible to apply it directly to the problem area.

Relieving muscular aches and pains – The anti-inflammatory benefits of Kunzea oil may help to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. This may be an effective pain reliever for people suffering from muscular aches and pains.

Relieving pain from arthritis and joint swelling – Kunzea oil’s pain-relieving properties means that it may also be an effective treatment for arthritis and aiding joint mobility.

There is still so much for us to learn about the compounds within Kunzea ambigua. Throughout the world, researchers continue to be fascinated by this unique essential oil. One thing we do know is that Kunzea will continue to play a major role in alternative medicine treatment.

About the Author – Hayden Brass

For the past few years, Hayden has lived and breathed Zea Relief. He has been the driving force behind turning what was a family project into a real business that could positively impact millions of people throughout the world. It is Hayden’s personal mission to develop products and services that help people be the best version of themselves.