Common Name: Tea Tree
Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Parts Used: Organic leaves
Processing: Steam distilled
Common Uses: Powerful immune stimulant. It can help fight all three categories of infectious organisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and there is evidence that Tea Tree oil massages prior to surgery may help fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. Used in vapor therapy it can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. For skin and hair it has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff.
Special Notes: May cause dermal sensitization in some people. Do not take internally. May also be toxic to animals.