Tea Tree

Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Tea Tree essential oil Melaleuca alternifolia

About it...

Botanical name: Melaleuca alternifolia

Family: Myrtaceae


Harvested: Australia - India

Parts used: leaves

Extraction method: steam distillation

Major oil components: terpinen-4-ol, gamma-terpinene, alpha-terpinene, 1,8-cineole, alpha-terpinolene, alpha-terpineol, alpha and beta-pinene, p-cymene, sabinene

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities


Traditional uses:

The essential Tea Tree oil has been scientifically studied according to its traditional uses as an antiseptic, used to treat all sorts of ailments in which infections were present, or suspected.


These studies showed bactericidal, antiviral, fungicidal activities. The volatile character of the essential oil makes it an excellent detoxifier for the respiratory tract and the skin.


The Tea Tree oil also comes with insecticidal and insect repelling powers, and is recommended in some places, to treat lice.


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