Tea Tree: Essential Oil
Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia Maiden
Part of plant: Leaves
Aroma Character: Sulphurous, medicinal, fresh
Tea Tree Properties: General disinfectant with broad spectrum, antibacterial, anti-microbial, antiviral, antifungal, against parasites; stimulates immune system; tonic for circulation and nerves; anti-inflammatory; protects against radiation damage.
Tea Tree Indications: Infectious processes of all kinds; otitis, bronchitis, rhinopharyngitis, gum inflammation, tooth acscess, aphtha, pyorrhea (infection of the gums), stomatitis; infectious, viral, and parasitic enterocolitis; infection and congestive conditions of female organs; general and nervous asthenia; sensitivity to cold; cardiac insufficiency; burns due to radiation therapy (preventive); preparation for operative intervention with narcotics; Candida ailments, mycosis.
Tea Tree Main Components: Terpineol-4, alpha-gamma-terpinene, d-alpha-pinene, p-cymene, cineole, cadinene, viridiflorene, viridiflorol.
Tea Tree Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosage.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is best known for its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. It is used for cosmetic, household and medicinal purposes. The oil might be the most powerful natural antiseptic known to man. This makes it an important part of any natural medicine cabinet. It is effective against bacteria, fungi, virus, and even stimulates the immune system.