|Latin Name :||Melaleuca alternifolia|
|English Name :||Tea Tree|
|French Name :||Mélaleuque à feuilles alternes, arbre à thé, théier|
|Origin :||Afrique du Sud, Australia|
History and Origin
Originally from Australia, tea tree is one of the most widely known medicinal aromatic plants. Australia’s Indigenous people have used its leaves for medicinal purposes for thousands of years.
Its common name “tea tree” dates back to Captain Cook’s expeditions (1770). The English sailors would drink in infusion of the leaves, fresh or dried, to replace their favorite beverage.