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tea tree

n.
1. A melaleuca tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) of Australia whose leaves yield an oil used in cosmetics and for medicinal purposes.
2. Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Leptospermum, native to Southeast Asia and Australasia, having showy flowers and small needlelike leaves formerly used to make a tealike beverage.
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Mix 1 tbsp of tea-tree to a cup of water, and mist twice a week.
1); but most were smaller and of similar height to the 5-6 m Coast Tea-tree and Coast Banksia.
"Lemon-scented tea-tree oil has much of the antimicrobial power of tea tree oil, but with the advantage of a more pleasant odor," said Mr.
Coast Tea-tree develops as a small, single-stemmed tree reaching a height of 8-12 m, with a life span of 100-150 years.
Invasion of Coast Tea-tree into heathland shows a variety of effects caused by fire.
Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Ointment (pounds 3.15 for 30ml tube, Holland & Barrett) This contains natural tea-tree oil and Vitamin E in a water-repellent base.
The firm has bought industry rival T-Zoneand its tea-tree oil-based brand for an undisclosed sum.
This powerful antiseptic oil is distilled from leaves and branches of the Australia Tea-tree. As it has anti-fungal properties, it can be used to treat athlete's foot.