TEA TREE OIL- EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE IT!

So many minor ailment could be rememdy by the use of diet, oils  and herbs, breathing, stretching, etc and not wasting the sdoctors time to leave him deal with more serious illnesses.

No house should be without this essential oil, as it is one of the most powerful immune system stimulants and sorts out most viral, bacterial and fungal infections in a snap, while it is great to clean wounds and also relieves muscle aches and pains.

I use tea tree oil regualry after I have a bath or shower or wash my hair, one drop on a cotton bud and wipe my ear out with it , the first time it tingles a bit but you get used to it.

The therapeutic properties of tea tree oil are antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

Tea tree in Bloom
Tea tree in Bloom

Oil properties

It has a light spicy, rather pungent smell and is very pale in color with a watery viscosity.

Origin of tea tree oil

It is a small tree from New South Wales in Australia, similar to Cypress, with needle-like leaves and heads of sessile yellow or purplish flowers and grows to about 7 meters (20 feet) high and thrives in marshy areas, though it is now cultivated in plantations.

Even when this tree is cut down, it flourishes and is ready for cutting again in two years. The oil is only produced in Australia where the Aborigines used it for a long time for a variety of medicinal purposes.

In World War II, the producers and the cutters were exempt from military service until enough essential oil had been accumulated. Each soldier and sailor was issued with some as part of their kit, to treat tropical infections and infected wounds.

Tea tree oil is an ingredient of soaps, creams, lotions, deodorants, disinfectants and air fresheners. 

Extraction tea tree oil

It is extracted from the leaves and twigs by steam distillation and the yield is about 1.8%.

Chemical composition

The main chemical components of tea tree oil (also referred to as ti-tree oil) are a-pinene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, limonene, 1,8-cineole, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, terpinen-4-ol and a-terpineol.

The therapeutic properties of tea tree oil are antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

http://www.essentialoils.co.za/essential-oils/tea-tree.htm

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