Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Botanical Family: Ti-tree
Country of Origin: Australia
Plant Part: Leaves and twigs
Extraction Method: Steam or water distillation
Characteristics: medicinal, strong, spicy, pungent
Antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant, sudorific
α-pinene, β-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, α-phellandrene, γ-terpinene, α-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpinene-4-ol, α-terpineol
Mind & Spirit:
- Refreshing and revitalising.
- Cleans cuts and wounds
- Assists the immune system
- Use for flu, cold sores, catarrh, glandula fever, gingivitis, viral infections, fungal infections, blisters, herpes, burns, sunburn, acne, stings and nappy rash.
Contraindications: Non toxic, non irritant, may cause sensitisation in some individuals
Odour Intensity: 3
Blends well with:
Cajeput, cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, ginger, juniper, lavender, lemon, mandarin, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, thyme
The Aborigines used the leaves of Tea Tree to cure infected wounds. Tea Tree kills bacteria, fungi and virus 12 times as effectively as carbolic. It was named by Captain Cook’s crew who brewed the leaves and drank it as tea.