Tea Tree

Latin name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Botanical family: Myrtaceae

Origin: Australia

Distilled part: Leaf, Twig

Aromatic molecules: Terpineol 1.4, γ-terpinene

This small tree to light foliage was discovered in Australia at the time of Captain Cook. English navigators were infusing its leaves like tea, hence the name Tea-tree. Its properties have been studied since the early twentieth century. This plant was used by the Australians as a universal antiseptic before the advent of antibiotics.

Properties:

  • Major Infection: broad-spectrum antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic
  • immune stimulant
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • healing
  • Radioprotective: skin burn prevention due to radiotherapy
  • venous decongestant
  • Balancing nervous


Application areas :

  • immune benefits: Fatigue, viral or bacterial infection,
  • skin benefits: Herpes labialis, skin infections of bacterial origin, viral or fungal infections (boils, impetigo, fungal infection, herpes zoster, chickenpox, psoriasis, paronychia, parasites), oral infections (inflammation of the gums, mouth ulcer, canker sore), oily, feet (tired, bruised, etc.), insect bite, radiotherapy, skin disorders (acne, eczema oozing, itching, etc.)
  • digestive benefits: Intestinal infection (parasite, fungus)
  • ENT and respiratory benefits: bronchitis, productive bronchitis, flu, sore throat, otitis (preventively), Nasopharyngitis, sinusitis,
  • circulatory benefits: Varicose veins, heavy legs,
  • Benefits urogenital: urogenital infection (cystitis, thrush, genital herpes, pruritus, vulvovaginitis), vaginal discharge,
  • Benefits on the psycho-emotional: Anxiety, anxiety, latent depression, physical and mental fatigue, nervousness and inner restlessness, stress.

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