Tea Tree oil is distilled from the leaves and small branches.
Properties: Antiseptic, bactericide, fungicide, antiviral, aids in the formation of scar tissue, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, expectorant and balsamic.
Recommended uses: Dermatological problems like carbuncles, pustules, ulcers, sores, herpes, mycosis of the skin and nails, gingivitis, insect bites, sore throat, flu, urinary infections, vaginal candida, coughing, colds and sinusitis.
PRECAUTIONS: It can be used neat in first aid cases, but it is advisable to first test it on the skin. Limit its application to the affected area and avoid impregnating the surrounding skin.
The Tea Tree is native to Australia and belongs to the same family as cajeput, clove, eucalyptus and niaouli. The genus Malaleuca includes many species, but it is important to make sure that only the alternifolia species is used.
The scientist Arthur Penfold carried out a study in 1925 that confirmed the antiseptic properties being several times superior to carbolic acid, which was the main antibacterial agent used in those days. It proved to be non toxic and non irritating. In the thirties it was confirmed that its germicide action would destroy bacteria but not the tissues. It is also noticed how it acts as a deodorant eliminating bad odour from wounds. This essential oil has been used for thousands of years by the Australian aborigines to cure cuts, wounds, burns, arthritic pain, gum infections, mouth ulcers.
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