It has become apparent that while Fragonia, like so many other essential oils, is effective in treating a wide range of physical conditions, and it has its own  unique properties.
 The apparent uniqueness of Fragonia, first identified by world renowned aromatic medical practitioner Dr Penoel, is its ability to work at a deep level, releasing blockages and having the capacity to bring harmony, peace and balance at an emotional, physical and for some, a spiritual level. It is thought to regulate, bringing the body’s natural healing abilities back into line. Scientific, clinical, testimonial and anecdotal information shows Fragonia to be effective in the following key areas:
  • Emotional rebalancing / shifts in levels of awareness
  • Balancing, regulating, calming 
  • Letting go of unnerving patterns of behaviour Influence on the respiratory system (Dr Penoel, 2005) 
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Decongestant – breaks up mucus 
  • Fights common respiratory infections from the nose through to the lungs 
  • Soothes the irritation and nervous cough reactions linked to the lungs 
  • Strengthens and balances the immune system 
  • Has an analgesic effect when used externally Anti-microbial and anti-fungal 
  • Studies at the University of Western Australia have shown Fragonia to have significant anti-microbial activity, similar to that of other recognised anti-microbial essential oils, (including Tea Tree Oil), making it useful for many things including minor cuts and wounds, bites, stings, abrasions, pimples and acne, or as a gargle for sore throats. It has been shown to be as effective as Tea Tree Oil in treating Candida albicans or thrush. (Ref: K. Hammer, C. Carson, J. Dunstan, et al, 2008.
  • Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity of five Taxandria fragrans oils in vitro. Microbiol Immunol, Vol. 52: 522-530) 
  • Fragonia Hydrosol creates an acidic environment in the throat when gargled, which is beneficial in treating cases of bacterial tonsillitis. (Ref: K. Wallwork, 2006. Aromatherapy Today, International Aromatherapy Journal, Vol 36 August: 6), as well as other inflammatory conditions such as laryngitis. (Ref: M. Webb, 2013. IJPHA, Vol 2 Issue 1 Summer) Anti-inflammatory • Preliminary research by the University of Western Australia supports the potential of Fragonia as an anti-inflammatory oil. ((Ref: K. Hammer, C. Carson, J. Dunstan, et al, 2008. Antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity of five Taxandria fragrans oils in vitro. Microbiol Immunol, Vol. 52: 522-530) 
  • This is supported by positive clinical feedback, including the following testimonial: ‘Several weeks ago I sprained my left knee and at one stage it felt very hot and sore. I applied Fragonia neat to the knee and within a few minutes it had cooled the knee to almost normal temperature.’ (S.L. 2004) 
  • Useful in muscular-skeletal conditions such as pain and inflammation from sprains, strains and joint problems, muscle stiffness, soreness and cramping (Ref: M. Webb, 2013. IJPHA, Vol 2 Issue 1 Summer) Analgesic 
  • Fragonia is believed to be useful in assisting with relieving minor pain, including joint and muscle pain through topical application • ‘It appears that Fragonia has some remarkable analgesic properties’ (Dr Penoel, 2005) Page 3 of 4 Strengthens the Immune System 
  • Being a very gentle oil, Fragonia can be applied on a daily basis to the skin over the lymphatic nodes in the side of the neck, the armpits and groin to strengthen the immune system (Dr Penoel, 2005) Aroma profile: The oil is very pale yellow having a pleasant fresh cineolic odour with a hint of a citrus note (which becomes more pronounced after a few minutes), mixed with a slight spicy cinnamon tonality and sweet balsamic undertones. The dry down is very faint being sweet, soapy & woody balsamic.
  • The oil could be potentially useful to give depth to herbal blends, and more generally in masculine fragrance accords. Copyright  Tony Burfield April 2004 Key constituents: Typically contains terpene hydrocarbons, 1,8-cineole (23-33%), - pinene (22-31%), linalool (6-13%) and -terpineol (5-8%) Plant part: Leaf and terminal branches INCI name: Agonis Fragrans Leaf/Branch Oil CAS number: 934621-96-2 Extraction process: Steam distillation