Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia  Essential Oil Information

Melaleuca alternifolia

Tea Tree Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Melaleuca alternifolia

 

Australia

Leaves








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distilled

Clear, yellow-tinge

Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy, herbaceous












Benefits

Use for acne, athlete's foot, candida, chicken pox, cold sores, colds, corns, cuts, flu, itching, and migraines, as well as oily skin, ringworm, sinusitis, sores, spots, urethritis, warts, and whooping cough. Also works for warts, sun burn, dry skin, oily skin, dandruff, plus viral and respiratory infections. Use on tooth and gum, lip and mouth ulcerations and infections, and to treat vaginal infections like candida and cystitis, also to treat or prevent herpes. Acts as insect repellent and soothes insect bites. Strengthens respiratory system, relieves asthmatic symptoms, as well as bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis and whopping cough. Benefits the circulatory system and strengthens the heart.















Blends Well With

Rosemary, bergamot, frankincense, lavender, eucalyptus, cypress














Constituents

Terpinen-4-ol, alpha-terpineol, cineole, pinene, alpha terpenene, beta-caryophyllene













Properties

Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, antiviral, cicatrisant, expectorant, stimulant (immune and nervous system), sudorific, vulnerary.















Safety

Do a skin patch test. Use caution in pregnant.















Misc Info

MRSA has responded to a combination of tea tree, geranium and grapefruit seed extract.