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tea tree

any of various myrtaceous trees of the genus Leptospermum, of Australia and New Zealand, that yield an oil used as an antiseptic
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tea tree

tea tree

A disinfectant 30 times more powerful than carbolic acid. Dissolves pus and inhibits bacterial growth. Used externally as anti-fungal and antiseptic for parasites, skin diseases, wounds, acne, ringworm, athlete’s foot. Few drops in water for gargling, mouth and gum cleansing, vaginal cleansing of candida etc. Not recommended taken internally. Long thin leaves, white flowers in spikes, cup-shaped fruit.
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Occasionally, I'll water down the tea tree oil a bit and use a spray bottle to mist the animals around the farm, from my horses and cattle to my chickens and goats.
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The combined effects between essential oils of cinnamon bark, lavender, marjoram, tea tree, peppermint and ampicillin, piperacillin, cefazolin, cefuroxime, carbenicillin, ceftazidime, meropenem, were evaluated by means of the checkerboard method against beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli.
Furthermore, new legislation was introduced by the end of 2008 bestowing a PGI-Protected Geographical Indication--on Pu'er teas together with the requirement that these teas are exclusively produced from the "big leaf tea tree" variety and includes sun drying as one of the processing steps.
The tea plant (for drinking) and the tea tree are NOT the same thing.