First Aid Tea Tree

June 21, 2016 - 9:23am

Native to Australia, the tea tree flourishes in the wet swampy ground of northern New South Wales and Queensland. 

The leaves and small branches are picked year round for distillation into essential oils.

The centuries before Europeans arrived, native Australians used the leaves of the tree as an antiseptic. Captain Cook named the ‘tea tree’. This tree rapidly became a valued remedy used by the European settlers to treat cuts, burns and insect bites. Tea tree soon became widely recognized as a powerful disinfectant. 

Tea tree oil is an antiseptic that is active against many bacteria and fungi, including some that are resistant to antibiotics. However, it is not as effective as oral antibiotics for some conditions  It eases sore throat as a gargle, but should not be swallowed as it may cause nerve damage.

Tea tree is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory. This great gift of nature can be used for numerous things some of which are: head lice, fungi in nails, cold sores, facial cleansing, sore throat, sunburn, asthma, boils, eczema, insect bites, shingles, athletes foot, headaches, ingrown toe nails, hemorroids, poison oak, acne.

New Co., Tea Tree is organic Australian 100% pure. Located on the plantation, the natural stands of tea tree are cut by hand to ensure that no foreign plants or weeds are taken to the steam distiller. The tea trees are cut down to ground level just like trimming a hedge. Eighteen months later, your have a full grown tea tree ready for harvesting again.

Now also available New Lemon Scented Tea Tree Oil (Leptospermum petersonii); nicknames “Lepto”. Lepto is grown mainly in Northern New South Wales region to Queensland, Australia. The plant itself is an evergreen shrub that can grow up to 7 metres high.  It has bright green leaves and five petal white flowers.

As the family Melaluca tea tree, the new scented lemon is antiviral, antimicrobial and antibacterial. This is just what we need for camping season.  Happy Summer!

Tea Tree shampoo is also available and used to keep lice off of the hair. They have tea tree so tea tree so they will not stick to the hair follicle.

Always check with your health care professional before starting any supplement program.


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