Tea Tree TI
The beneficial healing properties of the tea tree have been discovered and brought to Europe by Captain James Cook. When he first visited New Zealand in 1769, he landed in Mercury Bay. His crew was sick with scurvy, and people were suffering from infections. While searching for fresh water on the island, the captain noticed that the local Maori bathed in amber water and even drank from it. This water was watered with Your tree. The Maori told him that this plant had cleansing and healing properties, and the captain decided to take it from the ship. Not wanting to risk the entire crew because they did not really know the properties of the plant, Cook made tea and gave it to the sickest of the crew. In his ship’s log, Cook wrote: “… the leaves were used by most of us as tea, with a very pleasant-bitter taste and aroma when freshly picked, but lose some of their taste and aroma when dried.” The people who drank this tea recovered quickly and the captain decided to give the plant to the entire crew to prevent any further attacks of infectious diseases.
Today, in addition to tea leaves, tea tree essential oil is widely used. Tea tree oil is produced in Australia, where the aborigines have used it for centuries for various medicinal purposes. During World War II, every soldier or sailor was given a certain amount of tea tree essential oil to help him with tropical infections and infected wounds.
Therapeutic properties of tea tree oil are: antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericidal, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sweat. Helps relieve shock from mental trauma. Relieves depression, exhaustion and nervousness. Relieves the nervous system and stimulates the flow of qi energy. Opens and energizes all chakras and clears stagnant energy. It helps us to free ourselves and get out of the mental rut we are in.
The Latin name of the tea tree is Melaleuca alternifolia. The plant is a tree or tall shrub of the genus Tea Trees. A typical representative of the Australian flora. It was first discovered in the southeastern part of Queensland and on the north coast of the continent. In neighboring chains of New South Wales, the tea tree grows downstream and in the marshy plains and is often the dominant species where it is found. Like the cypress, it has needle-like leaves with yellow or purple flowers. It reaches a height of 7 meters. The tree is cut down, but in just two years it grows back and is ready for new pruning.
Tea tree oil is a commonly used ingredient in soaps, creams, lotions, deodorants, disinfectants and fragrances.