Tea tree

Plant/part: Tree/leaf (source: australia)

Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia, m. Linariifolia, m. Uncintata

Family: Myrtaceae

Note: Top

Extraction: Steam distillation

Aroma: Fresh and sanitary, rather pungent.

Properties: A very useful powerful antiseptic, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Good for acne, cold sores, warts, and burns. Use for vaporising to kill germs. Useful cleansing agent for skin. Helps combat foot odor and athletes foot. Ti tree, as it is also known, has a wide range of uses, including some aids related illnesses. Activates the white corpuscles to form a defence against invading organisms and helps to shorten the duration of illness. A strongly antiseptic oil and sweats toxins out of the body. Indicated for influenza, cold sores, catarrh and could treat glandular fever as well as gingivitis. Helps to ease otitis, a middle ear infection which is often linked to ailing tonsils. May also ease inflammation of the intestines such as enteritis and casts out intestinal parasites.

Chemical constituents: Terpinenol (alcohol), cineole (ketone), cymene, pinene, terpinene (terpenes).

Precautions: Warning: may cause irritation to sensitive skins.

Blends: Cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, lemon, mandarin, orange, rosemary and thyme.