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Julieanne
02-04-13, 04:43 AM
Danica Collins
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Did you know…that tea tree oil is a veritable “medicine chest in a bottle” that heals many ailments…yet costs so little?
The aborigines do. They’ve been well aware of tea tree oil’s medicinal qualities for thousands of years. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that the versatile nature of tea tree oil grabbed the attention of the West.
Captain Cook copied the aborigines and brewed the tea for his shipmates in order to prevent scurvy. He coined the concoction, tea tree. Around the same time, botanist Joseph Banks observed how Australian natives mixed together an oily poultice from the sticky leaves and needles of the melaleuca alternifolia plant in order to heal wounds, treat skin infections and repel insects.
In the 1920s, Australian physicians discovered that tea tree oil benefits could disinfect wounds and fight infections far more effectively than carbolic acid, the most popular antiseptic at that time. During World War II, tea tree oil benefits was a staple in every soldier’s first aid kit.


Read more: http://undergroundhealthreporter.com/tea-tree-oil-benefits-healing#ixzz2JuzI1dK3