Australian tea tree is a pale yellow color oil. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Tea tree oil has beneficial medical properties when applied topically, including antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral action, and is also believed to have beneficial cosmetic properties. Tea tree oil is usually used diluted as reactions are common with pure tea tree oil, but it can also cause irritation for some people even when diluted.

Tea tree oil is toxic when taken internally, and so should never be added to drinks or food.

• A native Australia anti-biotic which treats oily skin or acne
• Alleviates colds and flu