FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- Contains Tea Tree Oil, a natural broad spectrum antiseptic
- High terpinen-4-ol content, the primary germicidal active
- Testing to ensure pesticide free oil
- Protective harvesting, handling, storage and handling to ensure product potency and efficacy
Always read the label. Use only as directed. Discontinue use if sensitivity occurs.
Do not use: While pregnant or breast-feeding: in accordance with general medical practice, do not use during pregnancy and while breast-feeding without medical supervision
Adults and children over two years of age: Allow two lozenges to dissolve slowly in the mouth. May be repeated every hour as needed or as directed by a Healthcare Professional.
TEA TREE OIL IN THURSDAY PLANTATION PRODUCTS
The narrow-leafed paper bark Tea Tree Melaleuca alternifolia is a member of the botanical family, Myrtaceae. Plants belonging to this family have oil glands visible as dots in their leaves which, when crushed, release essential oils of varying amounts and constituents.
For thousands of years the Bundjalung Aborigines from the north coast of NSW used Tea Tree as a medicine. The crushed leaves of Tea Tree were inhaled to treat coughs and colds, or were sprinkled on wounds after which a poultice was applied (Shemesh & Mayo, 1991). In addition, Tea Tree leaves were soaked to make an infusion to treat sore throats or skin ailments (Low, 1990; Shemesh & Mayo, 1991).
Tea Tree Oil was ‘rediscovered’ in 1923 by the leading New South Wales Government Chemist, Arthur Penfold. His initial findings led him to undertake extensive clinical trials with medical and dental colleagues in Sydney and London, which validated early beliefs that Tea Tree Oil has powerful broad spectrum antimicrobial properties.
Australian army personnel from WWII carried Tea Tree Oil in their first aid kits and bush cutters were exempt from national service (Carson & Riley, 1993). We have original documents confirming its use in machine oils in munitions factories to reduce dermal infections. The small available supplies of Tea Tree Oil had been taken out of the market by the war effort, and substitutes had to be found. Following the war, synthetic antibiotics were heavily promoted and Tea Tree Oil was largely forgotten.
During the 1970s, in response to the progressive failure of many antibiotics to control resistant pathogens, the need for a safe and effective antiseptic became urgent. Eric White realised Tea Tree Oil could be an ideal answer and so it was once again ‘rediscovered’. Supply, however, was limited as Tea Tree Oil was difficult to obtain. This was the challenge that we took on. Working closely with government scientists, the first commercial Tea Tree Oil plantation was established on a Thursday in 1976 in Bungawalbyn, north-eastern NSW. Hence the company name, Thursday Plantation. Thursday Plantation is the pioneer of the modern Tea Tree Industry, and the first to produce therapeutic grade Tea Tree Oil from Melaleuca alternifolia.
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