Not sure if you’ve heard of or used our famous healing oil from this plant, tea tree or melaleuca, has 14 healing qualities … and cleans well! Here I am growing it with a few marigolds in my own pots. I’m growing quite a few Australian Native plants with marigolds for colour and to attract the birds and bees. But the Melaleuca needs to be distilled to extract the oil, a process that I can’t do at home.
I’ve lived in melaleuca country near the big vats where they process the leaves to extract the oil … a major process to sell it worldwide.
My real go to plant is the aloe vera, for burns, cuts, stings, itches … it’s juice offers instant relief! But I keep tea tree in my first aid kit as it’s the ideal antiseptic, and easily cleans off any sticky gooey stuff.