Tea Tree Oil
- Thursday, 04 February 2010
Tea tree oil, a pale yellow oil derived from the leaves of the Australian melaleuca evergreen tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), has a long history as an antiseptic by the Bundjalung Aborigines.
The tea tree was first described by a botanist in Captain Cook’s party on his trip to Australia in 1777.
During World War II, tea tree oil was issued to soldiers as a disinfectant. It has a very distinctive smell.
The oil can be applied directly to the skin to help:
stimulate injury recovery
heal without scarring
fight bacterial and fungal infections
To use tea tree oil internally, add a few drops to a glass of water to fight infections.
It is helpful against bacteria that cause:
It definitely belongs in everyone’s herbal medicine cabinet!