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# melaleuca alternifolia
Melaleuca or Tea Tree
Who is it?
Imposing and about 6 meters high, Melaleuca alternifolia comes directly from Australia in defense of dogs, immediately signaling its arrival thanks to the strong smell that releases the essential oil deriving from its leaves: Tea Tree Oil. Belonging to the Mirtaceae family and a relative of the Sardinian myrtle, the Melaleuca is one of the most powerful superheroes of herbal medicine.
Not to be confused with Melaleuca leucodendron, also called Cajeput, still a disciple, given its powers as an average germicide, and Melaleuca viridiflora, also known by its enemies as Niaouli, which performs a balsamic activity.
Melaleuca has antifungal and germicidal power. Skin infections are therefore the main enemy with which he must eternally challenge himself, fighting to put fungi and germs to escape from the skin. The Melaleuca collaborates in its good work with the organism, helping it to trigger and develop a self-healing process that it already possesses.
If you ask for help from his superpowers, beware. The essential oil can be highly irritating internally and must therefore use its capabilities with caution, even if it is well tolerated by the mucous membranes and its intervention can be solicited constantly for prolonged periods of time.
The phytocomplex consists of organic compounds in particular terpinene, α-terpineol, p-cymene, phenols and cineol also known as eucalyptol.
Where to find it
The dog's ear is the main microenvironment where the Melaleuca carries out its work, acting in case of otitis to fight the saprophytes that grip it, proliferating due to adverse reactions to food. You will therefore find it in our FORZA10 Oto Active , ready to take action. However, its powers are also used in our FORZA10 Anatopic Active and in the Phytocosmetic Ecobio Line.
In 1770, Captain Cook, a famous British explorer, docked in Australia. Here, in the strenuous ardor of discovery, he crossed a thick vegetation of fragrant shrubs and came into contact with the natives of the place, discovering that they used the leaves of those plants to relieve and promote the treatment of abrasions, bites and wounds. The captain used them to make a substitute for tea, hence the current name of Tea Tree Oil, essential for him and his sailors to protect themselves from gastroenteritis and problems of various kinds, except for pirates.