Scientific Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
Other Names: Australian Tea Tree Oil, Melaleuca Oil, Tea Tree, Ti Tree
Parts Used: Essential Oil (Made from Leaves & Branches)
Preparation & Dosage: For severe chronic infections, tea tree leaves can be infused- 1/2 tsp herb to 1 cup water and taken twice a day.
Herbal Actions: Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Antimicrobial, Antiseptic, Antiviral, Immune Stimulant
Uses: Acne, Aphthous Ulcers, Athlete’s Foot, Bites, Bladder Inflammation, Boils, Burns, Common Cold, Corns, Coughs, Cuts, Cystitis, Eczema, Gum Disease, Head Lice, Herpes Infection, Impetigo, Infected Seborrheic Dermatitis, Insect Bites, Laryngitis, Miliaria, Mononucleosis, Mouthwashes, Nail Fungus, Oral Infections, Parasites, Postviral Fatigue Syndrome, Psoriasis, Ringworm, Scrapes, Sinus Blockage, Sinusitis, Skin Infections, Sore Throats, Stings, Sunburn, Thrush, Tinea Infections, Vaginal Infections, Warts, Wounds
Contraindications: For external use only. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding. People with sensitive skin should dilute with a carrier oil, such as almond oil.