Tea Tree Leaves

Melaleuca Alternifolia, from sustainable cultivation / Australia

Effect of the ingredients:

Strong effect, well tolerated!

The tea tree has devised some very efficient strategies for self-protection. This, especially to give predators as few reasons as possible to infest and consume it. Lancet-shaped leaves, provided with several oil glands that cover the leaves with a protective substance, are truly no treat for insects or animals. But the defense arsenal of this small tree, which is native to Australia and grows in this form, has it all in itself. The ethereal vegetable oils have been used by the Aborigines for centuries as an antiseptic.

Studies show that tea tree oil can treat some infections that have even been classified as antibiotic-resistant. This accomplishes not only a substance, but a whole set of active substances, the so-called terpenes. The most important of these is terpinene-4-ol. Pure tea tree oil is classified as harmful because its effect in pure form, directly on the skin, can harm. In the right concentration, however, the active ingredients of tea tree leaves are excellent for fighting bacteria and fungus and getting rid of acne or pimples.

Classic applications include alleviating immune responses to insect bites, disinfecting wounds or promoting wound healing. Acne, pimples, boils, cold sores or fungal disease: the leaves of tea tree contain the right medicine. Extracts of tea tree leaves are effective against herpes, protect against and relieve colds, repel insects, fleas, ticks, mites and lice, have antibiotic and antiviral. Even with hair loss, dandruff, flaky skin, bleeding gums or strong sweat odor, the extracts of tea tree leaves are used. Even with atopic dermatitis and psoriasis you should try at least once extracts of tea tree leaves, if other means fail. What works so strong always has side effects. The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) warns against applying undiluted and highly concentrated tea tree oil directly, since it can cause skin irritation and allergic reactions.


The number 1 in Australia's medicine cabinet!

Honestly? The history of the tea tree, respectively the tea tree leaves, is not scientifically comprehensible. The Aborigines in Australia have only verbally passed on their experience and knowledge with tea tree leaves to the next generation. Therefore, we rely on myths and narratives, supported by archaeological finds to understand the early knowledge of the tea tree leaves. According to some myths, tea trees were very close around a lake. The Australian Aborigines always went swimming in this lake. After a while, they noticed that the strange trees kept dropping leaves into the lake. Through them, the water of the lake turned dark - and the various wounds and complaints disappeared in a strange way, or were at least alleviated. The color compared to dark tea. Therefore, the tea tree should have his name.

Fact is, the English were very quickly on the wondrous, small, spitzblättrigen tree, which belongs to the myrtle plants (such as the bamboo), attention. Until the discovery of penicillin, tea tree oil was the standard anti-inflammatory drug and was even used in surgery. The troops, who were stationed in the tropics in World War II, had a bottle of tea tree oil in their first aid kit because it can also be used as an antiseptic. More modern products replaced the power of tea tree leaves in their medical usability for many decades. Only recently did one begin to remember the healing powers again.

Disclaimer and general note on medical topics:

The modes of action described here are for informational purposes only and serve the purpose of general further education. They are not intended for treatment, diagnosis, prevention of disease. In no case do they replace professional advice from a doctor or pharmacist. The contents of this website should also not be understood as a basis to end other therapies or treatments of a disease. If you have any health problems, please contact the doctor you trust. We assume no liability for any inconvenience or damage resulting from any use of the products described herein. The products presented here are in no way a substitute for any prescribed medication and must not be taken during pregnancy, in children or when breastfeeding. The texts are not entitled to completeness and timeliness. The research was done to the best of my knowledge and belief and represents a balanced information.



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