TEA TREE essential oil
Species : Melaleuca alternifolia
Origin : Australia
The tea tree plant has been an effective holistic tool as far back as the 1700's and became widely known as an antiseptic in the 1920's. Tea tree oil is a quality essential for any home medicine cabinet. When used in aromatherapy, tea tree oil smells fresh and minty, and can combat an array respiratory problems.
Therapeutic properties : anthelmintic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, immunostimulant, vulnerary
Therapeutic uses : bacterial skin infection, parasitic skin infection, respiratory tract infection, sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, wounds, ulceration, pimples, acne, abscesses, head and body lice, fungal infection, athlete's foot, warts, verrucas
Precationary advice: may cause irritation: a skin patch test is advisable.