Medicinal Value of Tea Tree {Melaleuca alternifolia}

Also, Known As: Cajeput Tree Melaleuca Manuka Tea Tree The tea tree is not the common tea plant that produces both black and green tea. In fact, leaves of this tea tree are known as Melaleuca alternifolia and belong to the family Myrtaceae that has long been used by the aboriginals as an antiseptic. This tea … Continue reading Medicinal Value of Tea Tree {Melaleuca alternifolia}

Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Tea Tree Oil Adulteration

New bulletin provides review on adulteration of tea tree oil with lower-cost essential oils or natural or synthetic chemicals AUSTIN, Texas (September 5, 2017) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on tea tree oil. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia or M. linariifolia) oil is the essential oil obtained by distillation … Continue reading Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Tea Tree Oil Adulteration

Can Tea Tree Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?

Psoriasis, or more specifically plaque psoriasis, is an inflammatory skin condition that causes the skin to become thick, red, and scaly. These patches, also called plaques, can be itchy and painful. There is some anecdotal evidence that tea tree oil may be helpful in managing symptoms of psoriasis, especially in the scalp. What is psoriasis? … Continue reading Can Tea Tree Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?