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Tea tree is the common name for Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree in the family Myrtaceae, native to the subtropical coastal regions of New South Wales and Queensland, AustraliaTea tree oil is antimicrobial and is used in skin and oral hygiene products.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on tea tree made available through the generosity of Down Under Enterprises’ adoption.

Contact us  for more information on  ABC's Adopt-an-Herb Program.