Melaleuca can be used topically, internally and aromatically.
Extraction Method: Distilled from trees.
Properties: Analgesic,antibacterial, anitfungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiparasitic, a strong antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, digestive, expectorant, immune stimulant, insecticidal, neurotonic, stimulant, and tissue regenerative.
History: The leaves of the melaleuca tree have been used for centuries by the aborigines to heal cuts, wounds and skin infection. With twelve times the antiseptic power of phenol, it has sme strong immune-building properties.
Medicinal Uses: Athlete’s Foot, bronchitis, colds, coughs, diarrhea, flu, gum disease, rash, skin healing, sore throat, sunburn, tonsilitis, vaginal thrush.
Other Possible Uses: May help burns, digestion, hysteria, infectious diseases, mites and ticks.
Aromatic Influence: Promotes cleansing and purity.
Application: Can be applied neat when used topically. Apply to reflex points and/or directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Approved by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz of beverage. Not for children under 6 years old. Use greater dilution and with caution for children older than 6 years old.
Safety Data: Repeated use can possibly result in contact sensitization.
This information was taken from “Modern Essentials – A contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 3rd Edition, Page 59-60.
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