Family Name: Myrtaceae
Botanical Name(s): Melaleuca Leucadendron
Popular Name(s): Weeping Tea Tree, Weeping Paper Bark.
Parts Used: Essential oil is used.
Habitat: Indigenous to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Northern and
Description: The tree has a long flexible trunk with irregular
ascending branches, covered with a pale thick and lamellate bark. The
leaves are thin and pointed. Thin, creamy white flowers appear in spikes
in summer and autumn.
Uses: Herbalists use cajuput internally to treat bronchitis,
tuberculosis, colds, sinusitis, gastric infections and roundworms. It is
used with great effect for rheumatism, gout, neuralgia, acne, nasal
congestion, sinusitis, toothache, chilblains and skin diseases. The oil
has antiseptic and pain killing properties.