Tea tree oil is extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant of the Myrtaceae family. This is one of the most commonly used essential oils and has great healing qualities.
If you hold on to your health you need to own this oil as it is one of the most powerful stimulants for the immune system. It protects the body from viruses, bacterial and fungal infections, disinfects wounds and relieves muscle pain.
Tea tree oil has a spicy, sharp odor and is pale in color with a watery viscosity.
Tea tree oil is extracted from leaves and twigs by steam distillation, with yields of about 1.8%.
The main chemical components of tea tree oil are pinen, b-pinene, sabine, mircen, phellandrene, terpene, lemon, 1,8-cinnene, Y-terpene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linolol, terpine-4 terpineol.
Tea tree oil is considered safe because it is not toxic or irritating, but some people have a sensitizing effect on butter. Remember, this is a strong oil and excessive use may cause some problems.
Oil should not be used for deep wounds or near eyes, ears or nose.
The therapeutical properties of tea tree oil are: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericidal, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and perspiration agent.
Tea tree oil is very important for health as it strengthens the immune system. It acts as an immune stimulant and increases the body’s ability to fight infections and revives the mind and body after a shock. Worldwide, this oil is used with great efficiency to deal with infections of all kinds. It is effective against the three types of infectious organisms:
It has a strong health effect in influenza, herpes, runny nose, glandular fever, and gum inflammation.
Tea tree oil massage before surgery can help strengthen the body and reduce post-operative shock.
Tea tree oil helps in bronchial congestion, asthma, cough, sinusitis, pertussis, and tuberculosis. Applied to the skin the oil helps in abscesses, acne, burns, herpes, oily skin, mycoses, lip shingles, pimples, rashes, warts, sunburn and infected wounds.