Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Tea Tree

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A bottle of tea tree oil
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree oil comes from the roots of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. It has a fresh, medicinal scent. It has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal effects.



Helps fight colds, flu and fungal infections.


Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and coughs.


Alleviates cystitis, vaginal thrush and urinary tract infections.


  • Tea tree oil may irritate the skin.