The benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an
antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic,
cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and
Unlike the name suggests, the essential oil of Tea Tree is not
extracted from the plant commonly associated with tea as a beverage.
Neither is it related to Tea Oil, which is extracted from the seed of
the Tea plant. Instead, it is extracted through steam distillation of
twigs and leaves of Tea Tree, which has the botanical name Melaleuca Alternifolia. The
tea tree is native to Southeast Queensland and New South Wales, in
Australia, which is why it is such a common and popular essential oil in
that country. However, its impressive qualities have spread to other
parts of the world, so it can no be found internationally.
The main constituents of Tea Tree essential oil are Alpha Pinene,
Beta Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Alpha Phellandrene, Alpha Terpinene,
Limonene, Cineole, Gamma Terpinene, Para Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool,
Terpinenol and Alpha Terpineol. This tree is native to Australia and its
oil has been used and known among the original inhabitants of that
continent as a cure-all medicine since ancient times.
The reputation as a cure-all given to this oil is not an
exaggeration. Tea tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all tropical
infections and diseases. You name it and it has some sort of positive
effect or treatment for that disease. It is invariably found in almost
the households of Australia, particularly those that have small
children. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a
wonder drug that also boosts your immunity. However, it is not meant to
be ingested, and is poisonous. It is meant for topical application only.
Caution: Keep well sealed. This should always be kept away from pets and children.