The Tea Tree is native to Australia also known as Melaleuca alternifolia. Which in recent years has gained large international interest for its health benefits. Typically the Tea Tree leaves are distilled to make an oil. This oil, also known as melaleuca oil. It is an essential oil which has antibacterial properties. Due to this people have used it for almost 100 years as a healing treatment. The compound also has anti inflammatory properties which has proved better at reducing inflammation than paraffin oil.
It is also widely used as an anti fungal or as a treatment for those who suffer from acne.