This tree is native to Australia and its oil has been used by the original inhabitants of that continent as a cure-all medicine since ancient times.
The reputation as a cure-all given to this oil is not an exaggeration. Tea tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all tropical infections and diseases. You name it and it has some sort of positive effect or treatment for that disease. It is invariably found in all households in Australia, particularly those with children. It was found in the first aid kits of the military. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder drug that also boosts your immunity. However, it is not meant to be ingested and is poisonous. It is meant for topical application only! and Should be used with a base carrier oil.