Tea Tree ~ 15g
Magickal properties of Tea Tree are Courage, Riches, and Strength.
Other names: Melealuca, Melealuca alterifolia.
Known as the “herb of the angels”, tea tree has been used by all major religions throughout history in protective rites. Tea tree is associated with archangels Michael and Gabriel, and has a history of use in exorcism.
Tea tree has long been recognized as a protector and a guide. It has been used to cleanse and protect before and after magical workings and to help the shaman successfully enter, navigate, and return from the Dreamtime with the knowledge he or she seeks, particularly when that knowledge relates to matters of healing, protection, or growth. Today, it’s used to cleanse and consecrate magickal tools and spaces in conjunction with other magickal herbs.
In the tale of Eelemani, from the Bundjalung people, tea tree finds its first roots.History of Tea Tree Oil "The legendary Princess Eelemani of the Bundjalung people was the Johnny Appleseed of tea tree oil. In the legend of Eelemani we learn of a beautiful princess who has to leave her true lover and travel through the bushland of coastal New South Wales. The journey was long and the forest trail was unknown to Eelemani. She was concerned that the return to her loved one and family would be difficult. Eelemani was no ordinary princess and so she spoke to the Gods of the earth and planets and was rewarded with special seeds that were to be sown along the trails. As Eelemani walked through the forests, the bell birds called reassuringly and willie wagtails followed protectively through their territory. The special seeds were scattered on the moist, fertile forest soil. Falling to the ground, they grew roots and shoots and flew towards the sunlight. So remarkable were these trees that their beautiful white paper bark stood out from all the other trees. At night the polished sheen reflected the light of the moon showing the trail. Eelemani felt so safe knowing that the Gods had given her such a powerful marker to protect her on her journey. And so the trees of Eelemani flourished and over the aeons of time the Bundjalung people came to learn of the magical properties: Just as the trees had protected Eelemani, the leaves were found to protect against infection and skin ailments. It is difficult to know the truth of the story that Banks, the Endeavour botanist brewed some tea from a 'tea like' plant and hence created 'Australian Tea Tree'. Certainly the story of Eelemani is more credible - especially if you have tasted tea made from either Leptospermum or Melaleuca spp." From the opening speech by Dr Alan Twomey at the 1995 Tea Tree Oil National Conference - from folklore to fact 1995
Thus, the magic of Tea Tree enters our world as a healer and guide for those in need.
Other Beneficial uses:
Tea tree has assisted in healing a variety of ailments since the Indigenous tribes of Australia began to pass down tales of the Dreamtime; they used it to heal all manner of topical conditions as well as for a variety of internal complaints like viruses, colds and flus as well as bacterial and yeast conditions.
Tea tree has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and may be used to soothe skin irritations, wounds, acne and other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
It can help alleviate issues with dry scalp, dandruff or other dermatitis conditions, It can also help prevent and Treat Head Lice.
Tea tree fights bacterial, fungal and viral infections, it may reduce inflammation, fighting skin or wound infections, reducing wound size, soothe sunburns, sores and insect bites, but only when it has been tested on a small patch of skin first to rule out a sensitivity to topical application.
Helps relieve congestion and respiratory tract infections, coughs and the common cold. Improve bad breath, tooth infections, sore throats, and infected tonsils, serious infections, including pneumonia, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, bloodstream infections, strep throat, sinus infections and impetigo. Tea tree oil has the ability to fight or prevent fungal infections like candida, jock itch, athlete’s foot and toenail fungus, Scabies and warts.
*Occult properties of curio are provided for historical interest only, and no outcome is guaranteed.
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