Tea Tree, Melaleuca, Melaleuca alternifolia
Tea Tree is in the myrtle family and a native tree to New Zealand and southeast Australia. It is a prolific and durable plant that can show up as one of the first species to regenerate on cleared land. It is typically a shrub growing 7–16 ft tall, and a tree up to 50 feet. Tea Tree is evergreen with white or pink flowers.
Tea Tree is renowned for its cleansing action. Applied externally, Tea Tree can be used for a myriad of skin afflictions. It’s antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties can help with infection, eczema, ringworm, acne, lice, scabies, burns and insect bites. Applying Tea Tree can have a dramatic effect on not only protecting the body from unwanted pathogens, but it can also help fight off anything already within the system.
- Boosts immunity
- Aids wound healing
- Helps fight common cold
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Stimulates hormone secretion
- Treats coughs, bronchitis and other respiratory afflictions