Fragonia smells like a cross between eucalyptus and tea tree, with a touch of floral. It's essential oil, is gaining in popularity. It is high in 1,8-cineole, like eucalyptus, and is a favorite for freshining the air.
Fragonia is in the same plant family (Myrtaceae) as eucalyptus, tea tree, manuka, cajuput, and niaouli.
Limited research is available on fragonia. Multiple studies have been conducted related to its key constituents of 1,8-cineole, alpha pinene, linalool, alpha terpineol, para cymene, and myrtenol. Its components have shown antimicrobial, and insect repelling activities. A few human studies have demonstrated the benefits of key constituents to aid in respiratory complaints. More research is needed. Click the button below for a detailed review of research.
Latin Name: Agonis fragrans
Fragonia is a tall shrub with small white flowers. It's leaves have a eucalyptus-like aroma.
Oil is steam distilled from the twigs. The aroma is medicinal, like tea tree, and slightly floral.