Botanical name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Botanical family: Myrtaceae
Part of plant used: Stems, leaves
Origin: Australia (Thursday Plantation). Also found in Borneo.
Description: Clean and fresh, slightly pungent
History: Recognized by the Aborigines for its excellent antiseptic qualities.
Properties and Indications:
- Highly anti-fungal
- Perfect as an antiseptic
- Athletes Foot, tinea and warts
- Lung congestion – has an expectorant quality
- Sunburn – less aggressive than lavender on the skin
- Cypress, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Manuka, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Orange, Pine, Rosemary, Tagetes, Thyme
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