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Tea Tree

Native to Australia, it is found on the north coast and adjacent ranges of New South Wales.
Can be found growing along streams and on swampy flats, and is often the dominant species where it occurs.


Native inhabitants of Australia used this therapeutic oil of the Tea Trees for a wide range of topical and oral applications. During the Second World War, oil was in such short supply that all the available stocks were used to help stop infections from wounds.

  • Tea tree is a traditional Aboriginal remedy due to its antiseptic and antifungal properties.

  • The leaves are crushed, and either inhaled or used in infusions for coughs, colds, and skin infections.

  • Tea tree oil or cream can be can be used to treat minor cuts, burns, acne, insect bites, athlete's foot, mild fungal nail infections and other skin conditions.

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