DESCRIPTION

Tea Tree, Leptospermum scoparium.

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 flowers sometime pink.

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the tea tree.


USES

  • Tea tree oil is applied on the skin for numerous infections and conditions such as fungus, ringworm, acne, lice ,scabies, burns, and insect bites.
  • Tea tree can be used for stings, boils, vaginal infections, toothaches and other infections of nose and mouth.
  • Tea tree can help treat coughs, bronchitis and other respiratory inflammation.