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|Oil Name:||Tea Tree|
of plant used:||Leaves|
Sweet, herby and very penetrating|
Tea Tree Essential Oil:
Tea Tree has long been regarded as a
medicinal herb by the Aboriginal people of Australia. Tea Trees are indigenous
to tropical Australia and Indonesia in the wild although Tea Trees are
cultivated in other tropical areas today.
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Essential Oil Properties and Uses:
Mucus membrane ulcers||Acne|
Urinary tract infections|
|Eczema||Insect bites and stings||
Essential Oil Constituents:
Cadinene: No current data available
Sesquiterpenes: When sesquiterpenes occur in essential oils it
is mostly in combination with monoterpenes. Sesquiterpenes have a higher melting
point than monoterpenes.
Sesquiterpenes are anaesthetic, antifungal,
antiseptic and antibacterial.
Cymene: No current data available
Limonene: Limonene has been studied for the anti-tumour effect
noticed in mice. Herbalists often prescribe herbs with this constituent as an
antioxidant and cancer or tumour inhibitor although there is evidence that these
properties are volatile and may be lost as a result of processing of the herb.
Limonene also has antiviral properties.
Terpenine: A Terpene Hydrocarbon. Terpinene and other terpene
hydrocarbons have been found to have antiviral and diuretic properties and are
mucus membrane tonics and decongestants.
Pinene: Commonly found in Oil of Turpentine extracted from Pinus
specie trees, pinene (alpha-pinene and beta-pinene) is also widely distributed
in other plants. It is used for Rheumatism as a liniment but is best known by
Aromatherapists and a tonic of the mucus membranes of the respiratory system.
Pinene is also important for its pleasant fragrance and is believed to have
diuretic properties by many.
Cineole: One of the two most important Monoterpene Oxides, the
other is Ascaridole, Cineole is one of the most widely distributed constituents
amongst plants as an oxidised product of monoterpenes. Cineole is often also
called Eucalyptol, named so because it is the major component of Eucalyptus oil.
is a expectorant widely used in commercial cough lozenges. It has a reputation
as a skin irritant amongst many practitioners but recent tests have failed to
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