Tea tree

23 April, 2022

The essential oil or spirit of Tea tree : clarifies ideas, concentration, balance, positive nature

Botanical name : melaleuca altemifolia

Family : myrtaceae

Plant/part : branches and leaves

Extraction : distillation with water vapor entrainment

Habitat: grows in the wetlands of Australia, mainly in New South Wales.

Botanical description

Species are generally shrubs and trees that grow (depending on the species) from 2 to 30 m tall, often feature bark that sheds in scaly plates.

Leaves are perennial, alternately arranged, oval to lanceolate, 1 to 25 centimeters long and 0.5 to 7 centimeters wide, with an entire margin, dark green to gray-green.

Flowers are produced in dense clusters along the stems, each flower with small thin petals and a tight pack of stamens. Color of the flowers varies from white to yellow, to pinkish greenish, or pale red.

Fruit is a small capsule containing numerous tiny seeds.

Genus melaleuca is very close to callistemon, the main difference between the genera is that the stamens are generally free in callistemon but are grouped in packages in melaleuca.

In nature, melaleuca plants are usually found in forest, woodland or open scrub, particularly along streams and the edges of swamps.

What Tea tree contains


  • Pinene, terpinene, cymene, terpinolene (terpene monkey)
  • Aromadendrene (sesquiterpenes), terpineol-4 30%, cineole, (alcohols)
  • 1.8 cineole (oxides)

Combinations with Tea tree


Camphor or ravintsara – juniper berry – cypress – cloves – copaiba – geranium – jasmine – bay leaf – lavender – lemongrass – lemon – ho wood – blue chamomile – Roman chamomile – marjoram – myrrh – orange – neroli – nutmeg – petitgrain – Marian or black spruce – ravensara – rosemary – sage – thyme – ylang ylang – carrot

Properties of Tea tree


  • Calm
  • Causes sweat secretion
  • Clear up mental confusion
  • Decongests the venous system
  • Destroys germs
  • Dispels mental confusion
  • Fight inflammation, infections caused by broad-spectrum bacteria
  • Gives strength and energy to the nervous system and also a seat
  • Increases the immune system’s ability to fight infections and diseases
  • Prevents microorganisms or infectious agents from spreading potently
  • Protects the venous and capillary system and also healthy tissues from some of the side effects that radiation therapy causes
  • Reduces pain
  • Refreshes and revitalizes, especially after a commotion
  • Relieves apathy
  • Restores balance
  • Revitalizes
  • Stimulates the mind

Indications for Tea tree



  • Bronchitis
  • Canker sores
  • Cardiac fatigue
  • Cystitis
  • Dental abscesses
  • Emphysema
  • Feet (tired, bruised, etc.)
  • Genital, skin infections of bacterial, viral or fungal origin and also intestinal infections (parasites, fungi)
  • Gingivitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Heavy legs
  • Inflammation of the stomach, and also of the gums
  • Influenza
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Otitis (preventively)
  • Ovarian congestion
  • Physical fatigue
  • Pyorrhea
  • Radiotherapy
  • Sinusitis
  • Slow cerebral capillary circulation
  • Sore throat
  • Varicose veins
  • Varicose veins
  • Vulvo-vaginitis



  • Abscesses
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Blisters
  • Boils
  • Canker sores
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold sores, zoster and also genital
  • Dandruff
  • Diaper rash
  • Festering eczema
  • Grains
  • Impetigo
  • Infected wounds
  • Insect bite
  • Itching
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Oily skin
  • Pruritus
  • Psoriasis
  • Radiation therapy burns
  • Rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Sores
  • Warts

Emotional psychic


  • Anesthesia-related operative shock
  • Anxiety
  • Asthenia
  • Flight of oneself
  • Frustration of not having children
  • Inner restlessness
  • Mental fatigue
  • Nervous depression, exhaustion
  • Nervousness
  • Repressed anger
  • Stress

Methods of use


First, bath, compress, diffuser of essences and inhalations, oils and massage lotions.

Second, application of pure essential oil on minor sores and burns.

Finally, it is not toxic or irritating at the usual doses.

Precautions with Tea tree


First of all, possible skin sensitivity, do not use pure on the skin.

In addition, inhaling pure oil can cause dizziness.

Its use can be considered safe after four months of pregnancy.

It is also not a suitable essential oil for children under 6 years old.

It also avoids contact with the eyes, inner ear, and sensitive areas.

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