Latin Name: Melaleuca alternifolia Country of Origin – Australia Cultivation Method: Organic Aroma: Camphorous, medicinal, fresh. Extraction Method: Steam distilled Plant Part: Leaves and twigs Energetics: Tonifies Qi and Yin, clears heat, strengthens Shen. (P. Holmes) Safety: Non toxic, non irritating, non sensitizing. Caution: Oxidized tea tree can become a dermal irritant. Actions supported by clinical studies: Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericide, insecticide. (Battaglia). Leading / Common Uses: Respiratory and Immune system: A beneficial oil when immune system is weakened, and to help recover from severe respiratory conditions. Skin Care:A trusted ingredient in antifungal over the counter preparations, tea tree is used alone or in combination with oils of similar actions. Tea tree helps cleanse and improve a wide variety common skin conditions. As with any essential oil, continued study of the many uses is warranted with tea tree.
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