Melaleuca alternifolia, commonly known as Tea Tree Oil, is highly regarded for its wide range of uses. It supports the immune system* and is beneficial for the skin.
Melaleuca alternifolia is the most important species for commercial production of Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil), a topical antibacterial and antifungal used in a range of products including antiseptics, deodorants, shampoos, soaps and lotions. It contains over 100 components which work together synergistically, but it’s key ingredient is considered to be it’s high levels of terpinenol.
History: The tree is native to Australia where the natives have used the therapeutic oil of the Melaleuca trees for centuries for a wide range of applications such as crushing the leaves and mixing them with clay to make poultices and bathing in the water infused with Melaleuca leaves.
In the early 1900’s it was used to treat all manner of infections and infestations from wounds to head lice, tonsillitis and gingivitis. But a shortage of the oil during the Second World War lead to a search for cheaper and more available alternatives and the oil was nearly forgotten until recently.
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial for large spectrum action of gram positive: staph and gram negative: E.coli., antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, anti-aesthetic, cardiotonic, decongestant of the veins, reduces phlebitis, neuro tonic, analgesic, and protects against radiation.
Indications: Melaleuca alternifolia is helpful in athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, gum disease, rash, sore throat, sunburn, tonsillitis, and vaginal thrush.
How to use: For dietary or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as soy or rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
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* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Item No. 3587, 15 ml – Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil