|Melaleuca Alternifolia is a plant native to the northern coast of Australia. It grows up to 8 metres and belongs to the Myrtaceae family and the melaleuca genus. There are more than 150 varieties of plants within this family. Melaleuca is commonly referred to
as Tea Tree.
The germicidal & anti-inflammatory properties of Melaleuca Alternifolia have been known by the Australian Aborigines who have used it to treat wounds and other illnesses for millennium.
In the 1920’s, the Technology Museum in Sydney, led by Dr Penfold, embraced research into the essential oil of native Australian plants & herbs. In the course of their investigations, Dr Penfold and his colleagues devoted much of their time studying the Melaleuca Alternifolia properties. This led to the commercialization of the plant for its essential oil in the 1930’s.
When WWII began, every Australian soldier had a bottle of Melaleuca Alternifolia oil in his pack for thetreatment of infections.This tradition endures to this day.
With the renewed interest in essential oil in the 1990’s, commercial farms in Queensland and New South Wales regions of Australia started producing very high grade Melaleuca Alternifolia essential oils of consistent quality.
In 2001, Professor Max Reynolds began searching for an alternate anti-microbial that was safe & effective against major bacterial, fungal, cancer, and viral human pathogens.
He turned to nature and started examining all the supposed anti-bacterial & anti-fungal natural products known to man. Among the candidate compounds was the group known as the Melaleuca family.
|The improved supply of the high grade Melaleuca Alternifolia oil allowed Professors Reynolds’ laboratory and Griffith University in Brisbane, to focus on refining the oil to reduce its possible toxicity.|
|After a more than decade long development process, extensive
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