TEA TREE, Melaleuca alternifolia (Plant Family: Myrtaceae)
Type of plant: Bushy tree with long branches and twigs, small narrow leaves, and white cotton puff flowers
Part used: Leaves and branches
Method of extraction: Steam distillation
Therapeutic properties: Anthelmintic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral,
decongestant, immunostimulant, vulnerary
Therapeutic uses: Bacterial skin infection, parasitic skin infection, respiratory tract infection,
sinusitis, rhinitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, wounds, ulceration, pimples, acne, abscesses, head and body lice, fungal infection, athlete's foot, warts, verrucas
Blends well with: Bergamot, black pepper, eucalyptus lemon, eucalyptus radiata, fragonia.
geranium, ho wood, lavandin, lavender, lavender (spike), lemon, manuka, orange (sweet), palmarosa, peppermint, ravensara, rosemary, tangerine
Precautionary advice: May cause irritation; a skin patch test is advisable.