Tea Tree Oil

Author: Carla Fiscina
December 22, 2008

Tea Tree ForestMany of us know about miraculous effects of Tea tree oil. This is a popular essential oil obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree from Australia. Centuries ago, Australian aborigines were using these leaves as tea, that gave its worldwide known name to this plant. The natives also discovered excellent anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of Melaleuca alternifolia. In the eighteenth century, the members of Captain Cook’s expedition brought the first tea tree leave samples to Europe. Since those times, a great deal of researches and studies of therapeutic effects of this plant were carried out, and production of various creams, lotions, ointments and other medicines containing tea tree oil was put on a commercial footing.

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