Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Main Constituents: Terpinen-4-ol: 41.02%
The Tea Tree plant is indigenous to Australia, but is now grown in many parts of the world. The Chinese tea tree plant is a small shrub with needle-like leaves similar to that of the Australian variety. Tea Tree has a fresh, slightly medicinal scent with woody, camphoraceous notes.
Tea tree oil has been widely used throughout Australia for at least the past 100 years. This oil is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. It has been found in numerous medical studies to kill many strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi.
Tea tree oil has traditionally had many uses including, but not limited to:
- Bacterial infections
- Cold sores
- Fungal infections (such as Candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus)
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Itchy insect bites, sores and sunburns
- Head lice
Tea Tree Essential Oil 15 ml
Simply put - we are not doctors, and are therefore not able to make recommendations for treating specific conditions and this includes route of administration of any oil. Essential oils are concentrated distillates of the essence of the plant - like medicine, some are good in small amounts but can be dangerous in large amounts, particularly for small children, pregnant women or the elderly. It is our position that anyone who intends to take essential oils internally should only do so under supervision of their family doctor.