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In the 1920s dentists and surgeons began using tea tree oil to disinfect wounds and incisions and it became a standard dental treatment for bleeding gums, gingivitis and periodontal disease?
In his Spiritual PhytoEssencing Materia Medica, Dr. Berkowsky says Tea Tree has themes of invasive influences (both physical and emotional) and defence. He suggests that Tea Tree can be particularly useful for sensitive, worn down or debilitated individuals who are perpetually struggling with their physical problems and are subject to feelings of victimization (Why me?) and negativity.
Latin Binomial: (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Essential Oil: A clear to pale yellow essential oil. is steam distilled from the branches.
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part Used: Leaves and Terminal branches
Aroma: Medicinal, fresh, powerful, camphoraceous, pungent.
Odour intensity: High
Perfume Note: Top
Blends well with: Lavender, clary sage, rosemary, pine, ylang ylang, geranium, marjoram and spice oils like clove and nutmeg.
Perfume Key Qualities: Penetrating, medicinal, stimulating, refreshing.
Cautions: Generally safe to use. Avoid old, oxidized oils.
Tea Tree has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, anti-parasitic, cicatrizant, decongestant, expectorant, fungicidal, immune stimulant, parasiticide, sudorific and vulnerary properties.
Tea Tree promotes feelings of being connected to pure, life energy. It provides protection and builds confidence.
- Chakra: Third Eye
- TCM Meridian: Lung, Large Intestine, Kidney, Bladder, Circulation Triple Warmer, Small Intestine, Heart, and Stomach.
- Ayurveda Doscha: Balances Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
- Animal Connection: Otter
- Crystal: Chrysoprase
- Color: Indigo and Yellow
- Numerology: Tea Tree 4, Melaleuca alternifolia 5
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