Tea Tree is native to Australia and its oil has been used and known among the original inhabitants of that continent as a cure-all medicine since ancient times. Since it’s made its way to us people are now starting to realize just how important it really is. The main substances in Tea Tree essential oil are Alpha Pinene, Beta Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Alpha Phellandrene, Alpha Terpinene, Limonene, Cineole, Gamma Terpinene, Para Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Terpinenol and Alpha Terpineol.
Tea Tree oil is an excellent expectorant. People who are suffering from cough and cold, congestion, bronchitis and other troubles associated with colds, can often get relief using Tea Tree essential oil. It can be rubbed on the chest and inhaled while sleeping, or a drop can be placed on the pillow so it can do its work at night also, and you can wake up feeling much better in the morning. I myself have used Tea Tree oil in this way and have come to realize that it really does work to help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold.
Lastly, this essential oil has a stimulating effect on hormone secretions, blood circulation, and most importantly, on the immune system. It boosts your immunity and acts as a shield against different types of infections. It is also quite popular in aromatherapy, because it blends well with many other oils and can also provide you with internal benefits that would otherwise be impossible, since you are not allowed to ingest Tea Tree essential oil.
Tea Tree oil is not entirely benign. You have to be careful with it. Be sure to read and follow all the warnings.