Tea Tree

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

The Australian Aborigines have long recognised the virtues of Tea-Tree. When the rest of the world thought it was just a weed, they used the leaves to cure infected wounds. It was introduced into Europe around 1927 and its excellent antiseptic quality was quickly noted. It is very cleansing – reducing pus in infected wounds as well as boils and carbuncles. Seems to clear spots and blemishes. Useful with burns, sores and sunburns. Helpful with dry conditions of the scalp as well as dandruff.