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The Tea Tree and its magnificent properties


Melaleuca alternifolia or Tea Tree

The Melaleuca or Tea Tree: a super plant

Imposing and about 6 meters high, the Melaleuca alternifolia comes directly from Australia in defense of dogs, immediately signaling its arrival thanks to the very strong odor that the plant gives off. essential oil deriving from its leaves: Tea Tree Oil. Belonging to the Myrtaceae family and related to the Sardinian Myrtle, Melaleuca is one of the most powerful superheroes of phytotherapy.

The properties

Melaleuca has antifungal and germicidal power. Skin infections are therefore the main enemy with which one must eternally compete, fighting to chase fungi and germs away from the skin. 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 his help with his superpowers, be careful. The essential oil can be highly irritating internally and must therefore be used with caution, even though it is well tolerated by the mucous membranes and its intervention can be encouraged consistently for prolonged periods of time.

The phytocomplex is made up of organic compounds in particular terpinene, α-terpineol, p-cymene, phenols and cineole also known as eucalyptol.

Use in dogs

The dog's ear is the main microenvironment where Melaleuca carries out its work, acting in case of otitis to combat the saprophytes that are generated by an immunodeficiency or feed poisoning. You will therefore find it in one of my formulations in the FORZA10 Active line ready to take action.

Curiosities

In 1770 Captain Cook, a famous British explorer, docked in Australia. Here, in the strenuous ardor of discovery, he crossed 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 alleviate and aid in the treatment of abrasions, punctures and wounds. The captain exploited 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 < strong>pirates.

Relatives

Not to be confused with Melaleuca leucodendron, also called Cajeput, still a disciple, given its medium germicidal powers and Melaleuca viridiflora, also known by its enemies by the name of Niaouli, which has a balsamic activity.

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