Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Tea Tree

A bottle of tea tree oil
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree oil comes from the roots of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. It has a fresh, medicinal scent. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal effects.

PropertiesEdit

ImmunologicalEdit

Helps fight colds, flu and fungal infections.

RespiratoryEdit

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and coughs.

UrologicalEdit

Alleviates cystitis, vaginal thrush and urinary tract infections.

CautionEdit

  • Tea tree oil may irritate the skin.