The healing power of Tea Tree Oil

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Despite its name, tea tree oil has nothing in common with Camellia sinensis, the plant from which tea is prepared, nor with tea oil, obtained from the pressed seeds of the mentioned tea plant. This oil, also referred to as Melaleuca oil, is obtained from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant, native to Australia. Tea tree oil is an essential oil, “essential” meaning that it carries a distinctive scent and it’s a volatile product. Colorless or colored in pale yellow, this liquid has a long history as a natural topical treatment, being used by Aboriginal people as remedy against fungal and bacterial infections.