Kunsea Kanuka, Essential Oil

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Kunsea Kanuka

Kunsea Kanuka Essential Oil KÄ￾nuka (or mÄ￾nuka, as it was mostly known until the 1930s) occurs in Australia and New Zealand. In Australia it occurs in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland, and these have been much confused in the recent past with the New Zealand species. As currently treated in New Zealand KÄ￾nuka is a recognised species complex with the type species (and variety) only known from the northern South Island. Members of the kÄ￾nuka complex are found throughout New Zealand occurring on the Three Kings Islands, Aotea (Great Barrier Island), from Te Paki (on the Aupouri Peninsula) at the northern tip of the North Island to as far south as Dunedin and Central Otago in the South Island, and the Stewart Island. Within this range kÄ￾nuka is widespread ranging from coastal scrub and sand dunes (where it may form a distinct forest type) through lowland and montane forest, with one member of the complex reaching elevations of 2000 metres above sea level. KÄ￾nuka often colonizes land recovering after a fire and is a critical part of the natural recovery of open disturbed ground to forest. With its small but abundant flowers it can colour a whole hillside white, almost giving the appearance of snow cover. It is widespread particularly in coastal scrub and colonizing land recovering after a fire or reverting to a natural state after being used for agriculture. It has also been recorded growing to altitudes of 2000 metres above sea level. The wood is very hard and although not durable in the ground it is used for wharf piles and tool handles. It is particularly popular as firewood, and burns with a great heat. In New Zealand, kÄ￾nuka can grow to around 10 metres high. KÄ￾kÄ￾riki parakeets (Cyanoramphus) use the leaves and bark of kÄ￾nuka and the relatedmÄ￾nuka tea trees to rid themselves of parasites. Apart from ingesting the material, they also chew it, mix it with preen gland oil and apply it to their feathers .MÄ￾nuka and kÄ￾nuka are superficially similar species and are often confused with one another. The easiest way to tell the difference between them is to feel the foliage, kÄ￾nuka leaves being soft, while mÄ￾nuka leaves are prickly. K. ericoides may occur in the understory of certain rimu/nothofagus forests in the South Island. Typical associate understory species may include Crown Fern, Blechnum discolor and Cyathodes fasciculata. Terms of Use Customers should purchase products from Essential7 with the clear understanding that all products must be used at the customers own discretion and only after referencing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. 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CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS ESSENTIAL7 KANUKA ESSENTIAL OIL KUNZEA ERICOIDES LNP Ref#: 5445 Analysis Date: 12-01-14 Botanical Origin: NEW ZEALAND Lot#: 1211 Product Information Extraction Method: STEAM DISTILLED Parts Used: LEAF-BRANCHLETS Quality: 100% PURE & NATURAL Cultivation: WILD Shelf Life: 3 YEARS Analysis Specifications ============================================================================ TEST:..............................SPECS:......................RESULTS: ============================================================================ Appearance (Visual)................Clear mobile liquid.........Conforms Color (Visual).....................Pale Yellow.................Conforms Reative Density @ 20*C.............0.885-0.895.................0.892 Moisture Content...................Not visible in..............Conforms (Visual)...........................water @ 20*C........................ Miscibility with 100%..............Clear solution with.........Conforms Ethanol @ 20*C.....................1 vol oil to 2 vols................. ...................................100% ethanol........................ Assay a-Pinene.....................>660g/l.....................672g/l Assay a-Terpinene..................>40g/l......................43.0g/l Assay Limonene.....................>9g/l.......................10.9g/l Assay g-Terpinene..................>7g/l.......................9.8g/l Assay Leptospermone................>2g/l.......................4.7g/l