Also known as the Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree is a plant that is native to Australia from which the essential tea tree oil is extracted. The tea tree oil that is extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant has several applications in the fields of medicine, healthcare, personal and household hygiene due to the fact it possesses very powerful antiseptic traits as well as the ability to treat wounds and other infections.
The oil is yellow in color and has a scent which is similar to that of nutmeg. It is produced by heating the tree leaves in steam and then squeezing the oil out of it. In the discussions that follow, the top 20 of these uses are going to be investigated and explained in finer details.