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Cajeput
Melaleuca leucadendra
Uses: Aromatic/Industrial/Medicinal/Culinary Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 11+)
When to Sow: Anytime Ease of Germination: Moderate
(Paperbark) Pungent oil distilled from the leaves of this majestic Austrailian aromatic tree is antiseptic, decongestant and analgesic. It also promotes circulation, reduces fevers and relieves cramps. Related to tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia, with a similar but stronger camphorous aroma. It is used in Tiger Balm and in the decongestant Olbas Oil. Also used in commercial preparations for bacterial and fungal infections in fish. Produces thick papery white bark that was once used by the Aboriginal people to waterproof their roofs and canoes. Seeds need light to germinate. Can make a good potted houseplant that will enjoy a sunny outdoor spot during the summer. Can grow 15-20m in proper conditions.
S1593 Seeds $3.75/pkt
Currency: United States Dollar

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