Tea Tree Materia Medica


For hundreds of years the tea tree was a source of medicinal remedies for the Australian Aborigines. For instance, they used the crushed leaves to treat cuts and skin infections.

Tea tree, best known for its antimicrobial action, is administered in a variety of ways to treat a diverse spectrum of disorders including: as a vaginal douche or suppository for vaginal yeast infections; mouthwash, gargle or in toothpastes for gum diseases, sore throat and thrush; topical skin application for acne, boils, infected burns, cold sores, athletes foot, insect bites, bee stings, ringworm, and warts.

It is also included in shampoos and applied to hair brushes and combs to treat head lice. Tea tree oil is active against bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. It is a powerful immuno-stimulant which activates white blood cells and otherwise increases the body’s ability to respond to microbial challenges.

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20 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Acute
Sefirah: Chokma
Constitutional Type: Mixed Neurasthenia/Hysteria
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; aromatherapy; the gemstone chrysoprase, the number 10 and Zebulun; Aborigines and The Dreaming; astral and spirit bodies; mixed neurasthenia/hysteria; Acute miasm; Chokma.

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