Tea tree is a evergreen shrub originating from Australia. It got its name when James Cook back in the 18th century saw the natives of Australia making tea from the Melaleuca plant.
Today it is one of the best known essential oils. It is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves. It takes around 100 kg of leaves to produce 1 kg of essential oil.
Tea tree essential oil has been revered for ages for its antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties. It has traditionally been used to treat respiratory infections regardless of the cause, infective enteritis and colitis, urogenital infections, acne, flu. Because of its efficacy tea tree essential oils is an inevitable part of every home pharmacy.
Keep away from light and heat. Do not apply directly on skin or mucose membranes. Not for oral use. Keep away from children.