Steam Distilled Tea Tree Essential Oil 50ml
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Steam Distilled Tea Tree Essential Oil 50ml.
Latin Name : Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Part of Plant Used: Leaves & Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam Distillation.
In early times, it seems the leaves of this tree were infused to make tea, which is how the name came into being. Tea Tree Essential Oil is the concentrated liquid compounds steam distilled from the leaves of the tree Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. The oil is claimed to have valuable antiseptic and anti-fungal properties due to constituents called erpenoids and is used in many personal care products and medicines today.
Tea tree oil is said to be good for relieving congestion, cold, cough, and flu. It has been used to heal acne, fungal infections, dandruff, vaginal infections, hemorrhoids, athlete's foot, and is believed to soothe aching muscles and joint injuries. When added to bathwater, it helps control bacteria. Tea tree oil is not to be taken internally. It is usually used only on adults and must be kept away from children and pets. Don't use it if you're pregnant or lactating.
The tea tree has been known for its medicinal properties since ancient times in eastern Australia. The Australian aborigines are known to have been using the crushed leaves to heal cuts, burns, sores, and infections for hundreds of years. They inhaled the oils from the crushed leaves to relieve coughs and colds. They sprinkled this oil on wounds and applied a poultice on them. They infused the leaves and made tea to soothe sore throats. It was between 1920 and 1930 that the essential oil of this tree began to be known and used for its antimicrobial properties in Europe.