Tea Tree

 

Tea Tree

Tea Tree

Melaleuca alternifolia

Properties: a powerful, natural antiseptic. Also antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.

Usage What it’s good for
Applied neat to the skin or added to dressings and compresses Abscesses, blisters, cuts, warts, pimples, burns, insect bites and stings, cold sores, dandruff, herpes, oily skin, rashes (including nappy rash), acne, blackheads, verrucae, wound healing, athlete’s foot and ringworm.
Steam inhalation, in a vaporiser/burner Relieving coughs and colds, catarrh, sinus infections, throat infections, fever, flu, bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough.
Added to bathwater Easing uro-genital infections such as vaginitis, cystitis, pruritis and urethritis.
Added to water for mouthwash Gum inflammation or bleeding, mouth ulcers and bad breath, and oral thrush.
Added to vaginal douche or few drops (diluted) on tampon Vaginal thrush.

Caution: may cause skin irritation when applied neat. Often sold adulterated; check labels for purity.