This week in our special blog content in the footsteps of trees on every continent: Ocean Myrtle
A gift of nature to humanity, the plant known as ocean myrtle or manuka tree (leptospermum scoparium) is found in parts of New Zealand and Australia. The ocean myrtle, which has a very thin, delicate, and fragile appearance, can be found in white, pink, and even red colors.
Ocean myrtle, which has upright and bright green leaves, starts to bloom in May, the end of the spring season, and keeps its flowers alive until September, the beginning of the fall season. Ocean myrtle, which is a heat-loving plant due to the geography where it grows, is very sensitive to cold and frosting.
It is known that ocean myrtle, which is considered one of the important blessings offered by nature in the continent of Oceania, has been used for therapeutic purposes in history. After it was realized that the oil obtained from ocean myrtle can reach deep into the skin, it started to be preferred for skin problems. Ocean myrtle oil, which can also act against superficial skin problems such as burns and abrasions, is known for its healing power, especially in Oceania, the continent where it grows.
We would like to open a separate parenthesis for manuka honey, a product of the ocean myrtle found in the mountainous regions of New Zealand. Honey, which has therapeutic properties such as strengthening the immune system and healing wounds quickly, is exported all over the world from New Zealand. Honey, which is said to be 60 to 140 times more effective than normal honey, has started to be used all over the world as a natural antibiotic and its recognition has increased.
The positive comments made about manuka honey by famous names, who are considered by people as opinion leaders, have further increased people's interest in the product. According to the British
newspaper, manuka honey, a hive of which is sold at a cost of approximately 5 thousand liras, is almost a mineral.
The fame of the ocean myrtle tree, which is used in various ways as a medicine as well as its aesthetic appearance, has exceeded the borders of its geography, Oceania...
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