Tea Tree

Botanical Name Melaleuca alternifolia  
Botanical family Myrtaceae 
Origin South Africa 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation  
Plant part Sheets 
Note Top-middle 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color colorless to light yellow 
Odor fresh, powerful, herbaceous 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpene alcohols (30–50%): terpinene-4-ol, alpha-terpineol  
Monoterpenes (30%): para-cymene, terpinenes, terpinolene
Sesquiterpenes (5%): aromadendrene, cadinene 
Oxides (5–10%): 1,8-cineole 
Therapeutic properties  Wide-spectrum anti-infective ++++  
Immunostimulant +++ 
Analgesic ++ 
Anti-inflammatory ++  
Radioprotective ++++ 
Main therapeutic indications  All conditions affecting the teeth and mouth: ulcers, gingivitis, stomatitis, paradontosis, t abscess, various mouth infections +++ 
ENT infections: otitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, Ludwig angina +++ 
Gynaecological infections: vaginitis, vulvitis, genital herpes, cervical dysplasia, genital w+++ 
Severe asthenia, general exhaustion +++ 
Prevention of radiotherapy burns +++ 
Whitening of dental enamel +++ 
Intestinal and skin parasitoses +++ 
Lyme disease (prevention and cure) ++++ 
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