Plant part: Leaf
Origin: South Africa
This "tea tree", which has no kinship with tea is a thorny, purple or white flower shrub, which grows in the wild in the swampy areas of Australia and New Zealand. It was an Englishman, James Cook, who called this "Tea Tree" plant because he used it to replace his tea. The Aborigines chewed their leaves, made her herbal teas and poultices. The antiseptic properties of Tea Tree essential oil have been known for a long time. Relegated to the background by the massive use of synthetic antibiotics, she returns to the front of the stage today. Tea Tree essential oil is very versatile and has no contraindication.