Tea tree oil has a long history of use by Aboriginals for healing cuts, burns and infections. The leaves were crushed and then applied to the affected area. The main ingredient of this wonder-plant is called terpenoids, which have antiseptic and antifungal activity.
Tea tree oil is sold in many forms. Tea tree oil is sometimes combined with other creams, lotions and ointments and is sold on it’s own as an essential oil.