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 worried that she would not be able to find her way back home. That is why she pleaded with the God of the Earth for help; the god sowed seeds in the fertile land along the entire path that the princess had travelled. Trees of white, succulent leaves sprouted from the seeds. 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 odour and contains terpinene, a very strong fungicide, which has the power to prevent the growth of over ten types of fungi and bacteria, including staphylococci, coli, Klebsiella and Candida. That is why tea tree is very effective in treating skin diseases, such as acne, herpes, inflammations of the oral cavity, fungal nail infections, athletic foot, dandruff, and, as the old Aborigines knew, is excellent to treat insect bites. Some studies have even proven that it has the power to kill cancerous skin cells.
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