Melaleuca alternifolia ORIGIN Australia DISTRIBUTION: Australia, India, Zimbabwe, South Africa
DESCRIPTION: Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves and branches of the Melaleuca tree. It is considered one of the most important essential oils in the world.
APPLICATION: For centuries, tea tree oil has been a traditional remedy among Australian aboriginals. They use it for treating open wounds, skin infections, colds and many other ailments. In Europe, tea tree oil was the most important antiseptic in medicine until penicillin was invented.
EFFECT: Tea tree oil has an anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, cleansing, clarifying, strengthening and balancing effect on the skin. The oil is ideal for inflammatory skin conditions such as pimples, acne or warts. It also possesses fungicidal properties (e.g., nail fungus). Tea tree oil is a popular choice for treating acne because of its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It's thought to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation.
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