Tea Tree

(Melaleuca alternifolia)

One day, the beautiful Princess Eelemani had to set off and leave behind her sweetheart, her Bundjalung people and the wild coasts of Eastern Australia. The journey was long and arduous, through unknown lands, and Eelemani was anxious that she would not be able to find her way back home. That is why she pleaded the God of the Earth for help, and he sowed some seeds in the moist and fertile land, along the entire path that the princess had passed. Trees of white, succulent leaves sprouted from them. The plant, melaleuca, enabled the princess to find her way back, but also helped her people to overcome many diseases centuries later.

Tea tree oil has a characteristic, strong odor, and contains terpinene, which is a very strong fungicide, and has the power to prevent the growth of over ten types of fungi and bacteria, including staphylococci, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella and Candida. That is why tea tree is very effective in skin diseases, such as acne, herpes, inflammation of the oral cavity, fungal nail infections, athletic foot, dandruff, and, as the old Aborigines knew, it is excellent for insect bites. Some studies have even proven that it has the power to kill cancerous skin cells.

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