Essential Oil 10ml - Tea Tree

Essential Oil 10ml - Tea Tree

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Latin name : Melaleuca Alternifolia.

Part of the plant used: leaves and twigs

Origin: Australia.

Extraction method: steam distillation.

Originally, it seems that the leaves of this tree were brewed to make tea, which is how its name was born. Tea tree essential oil is made from concentrated liquid compounds steam distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. The oil is believed to have valuable antiseptic and antifungal properties due to constituents called terpenoids, and is used in many personal care products and medications today.

Tea tree oil is said to is good for relieve congestion, colds, coughs and flu. It has been used to cure acne, fungal infections, dandruff, vaginal infections, hemorrhoids, athlete's foot and is believed to relieve sore muscles and joint injuries. When added to bath water, it helps control bacteria. Tea tree oil should not be ingested. It is generally used only on adults and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The tea tree has been known for its medicinal properties since ancient times in eastern Australia. Australian Aborigines have been known to use crushed leaves to treat cuts, burns, sores and infections for hundreds of years. They inhaled the oils of the crushed leaves to relieve coughs and colds. They sprinkled this oil on the wounds and applied a poultice. They brewed 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.

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