I Call It Tea tree…She Calls It Melaleuca Oil

I find the concept calling people with funny names…which are close to their real names…very cute…But that has nothing to do the topic…Anyway…my focus for this article is ‘names’….This amazing tree called Tea tree…must have heard a lot of it now…thanks to its multiple benefits…anyway…what I was saying is…do you by any chance know how this tree got this name ‘Tea tree’? 

Yeah yeah…I am sure you don’t…and must be wondering the reason of my existence…hmm…I’ll tell you…Actually…Originally…the leaves were used as a tea substitute…you got it? I mean the leaves of this tree were used in place of tea…to prepare tea…so that is how this tree came to be known as ‘Tea tree’…  

Now moving ahead…Any idea of its other names?

Alright! Alright! I will only tell you…please don’t start questioning my being again… 

Hmm…it does not have many names…but yes it does have alternative names…they are- 

  1. Punk Tree
  2. Australian Tea Tree
  3. Melaleuca Alternifolia (in Latin)
  4. Paperbark Tree
  5. Ti Tree

Cute names no?

Hmm…I find them cute…Let’s get down to its nitty-gritty now…

This Tea tree has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years….It can be…no…it IS used for purposes that are…

  • Antifungal
  • Antibacterial
  • Antiseptic
  • Cosmetics
  • Antiviral 

Okay…now some knowledgeable and informative points for you…Tea tree oil has certain chemicals called terpenoids that have antiseptic and antifungal properties…So now you understand its because of these chemicals that the whole tree is considered so….It is an essential oil that is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves from an Australian plant or call it Melaleuca alternifolia…. 

Tea Tree Oil Uses

The leaves of this Tea tree were initially and originally used for healing skin ailments ( mainly I mean)… scrapes…insect bites…skin spots…cuts…infections…and burns by crushing the leaves and applying them to the area infected or ailing….Tea tree oil has also been used for conditions such as acne…athlete’s foot…dandruff…nail fungus… vaginitis…thrush…and even periodontal disease….boils…lice…eczema…psoriasis…yeast infections…and also as a general antiseptic…It is also used often in creams…ointments…soaps…lotions…and shampoos ( Phew! One tiny leaf! And so many benefits! Imagine! )

Tea Tree Oil for Bad Breath

You know Tea Tree oil can actually be used to help stop bad breath…Many toothpastes and oral products use tea tree oil in their formulas….Sometimes it is even used in mouthwash and other solutions for stopping bad breath…. 

Tea Tree Oil for Gum Disease

Not only can tea tree oil help with halitosis…but it can even have antibiotic qualities and help heal gum infections…It can treat severe chronic gingivitis and bleeding gums as they deeply penetrate to the skin…This is one of the main reasons a dentist would tell a patient to use toothpaste that contains tea tree oil for treating bad breath… 

And……Tea Tree Oil can be used against the following microbes…

  • Gram Negative bacteria
  • Gram Positive bacteria
  • Fungi

Okay…quick…check out our references now…

  1. Tea Tree oil for bad breath by R.Drysdale
  2. Leaves used as tea substitute by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea tree oil by livestrong.com

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil – Some Facts

Tea tree essential oil is very good at keeping many skin problems at bay…Especially the ones having chronic and persistent skin problems can effectively make this oil deal with skin…

The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties like anti bacterial, anti microbial, anti septic, anti viral, balsamic, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.

Unlike the name suggest, the essential oil of Tea Tree is not extracted from the plant of common tea. Neither it is synonymous to Tea Oil, which is extracted from the seed of Tea plant. Instead, it is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of Tea Tree, whose botanical name is Melaleuca Alternifolia. Main constituents of Tea Tree Essential Oil are –

  • Alpha Pinene
  • Beta Pinene
  • Sabinene
  • Myrcene
  • Alpha Phellandrene
  • Alpha Terpinene
  • Limonene
  • Cineole
  • Gamma Terpinene
  • Para Cymene
  • Terpinolene
  • Linalool
  • Terpinenol
  • Alpha Terpineol

This tree is a native to Australia and its oil was known among the original inhabitants of Australia as an All-Cure medicine since time immemorial.

The All-Cure name given to this oil is not a bit exaggerated. The Tea Tree oil can be used as a cure for almost all sorts of tropical infections and diseases. You name it and it has the cure for that disease. It is invariably found in almost all the households of Australia, particularly those having small children. The magical healing and disinfectant properties make it a wonder-drug. It also boosts up immunity.

No! That was not all! It has numerous aces up its sleeves which can be covered under following general medicinal properties it possesses.

  It is said that wherever Mother Nature gave the diseases, she gave the cures there itself. The activity of microbes, bacteria, virus and fungi are at their peaks in the Tropics and hence most of the medicinal plants are found there too. Tea Tree is one such plant. It can cure some of the ugliest bacterial infections of the Tropics. Wounds, which are most prone to bacterial infections in this region, can be effectively cured and protected using this oil. Although this oil is seldom taken orally, but if so, in mild concentrations, can cure internal bacterial infections too, such as those in colon, stomach, intestines, excretory system and urinary system. It can also be used in treatment of Tuberculosis.

Okay, now have a look at our reference links…

  1. Tea Tree by RS
  2. Tea Tree by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Oil by Care

All Are Ardent Users Of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil has developed for itself an undisputed market in the arena of products used for some or the other kind of healing…Today…be it anything…and tea tree oil is a chief part of the product…no matter creams…ointments…lotions…soaps…shampoos…mouthwahes…toothpastes…sanitizers…wipes…etc etc…

Reason Why Tea Tree Oil Is a part Of Skin Care Products

The ability to penetrate the skin is critical to effective quality of the active ingredients of tea tree oil…Unlike many antiseptics…tea tree oil kills bacteria as effectively in reality as in the test tube…It is actually the solvent nature of melaleuca alternifolia oil which allows it to penetrate into skin layers…reaching deep into…for example…muscle tissue…or under a toenail or fingernail or an abscess in the gums…Its…in a way…because of this very quality of Tea tree oil that its the first choice of all possible product makers…

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See…the number of health care products in which tea tree oil is used in are-

  • Deodorants
  • Sunscreen
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoos
  • Lotions
  • Soaps
  • Insect repellents
  • Acne treatment

And trust me..I might have missed a lot…they are just a few of the bigger lot…

Here’s How Tea Tree Oil Works…

There are four different ways to its workings…It is-

  1. anti-septic
  2.  anti-fungal
  3. anti-bacterial
  4. anti-inflammatory

All these qualities do all the wonders in all products and hence Tea tree is the chief choice of all…

Not convinced….i tried it for myself… Just used a couple of drops of the oil diluted with water for gargling and instantly saw the effects on the sores in my mouth and in my throat…..It brings down the inflammation sooner than we think…thereby providing us relief…

What It Does To The Skin…

It increases the speed of wound healing…
The tea tree oil is very effective in wound healing…because of its anti-septic properties… It is very mild to the skin and does not causes any harm which other anti-septic products do…

It reduces the production of sebum…
The tea tree oil reduces the production of sebum in the sebaceous glands thereby reduces the production of bacteria that cause the formation of blemishes on the skin…

Good…in fact the best anti-oxidant…
The tea tree oil is great anti-oxidant…It controls the free radicals in the body and boosts the production of collagen…The tea tree oil improves the digestion if taken regularly which is very important for overall health of an individual…It helps to improve the blood circulation which is very important for the overall health of skin…

It is a moisturizer and cleanser…
The tea tree oil is a great moisturizer and cleanser…It opens the clogged pores and removes the bacteria from the skin surface…The tea tree oil is a good cleanser and it removes the dead cells from the skin without causing any harm to it…The recent studies have proved that tea tree oil is greatest skin toner and removes the fine wrinkles as well as the blemishes very effectively…

And that is exactly why and how  tea tree oil is becoming the essential ingredient of the skin care products and it is available in the market in different formats…Most of the companies include the tea tree oil with the other natural ingredients to provide maximum health benefits…There is a range of products in the market which contains tea tree oil as an essential ingredient including the moisturizers…cleansers and the creams… It is better to use the tea tree oil in its natural form…as it is pure and beneficial…

The benefits of tea tree oil are very obvious and proved…The greatest benefit of using the tea tree oil is that is causes no side effect to the health…The scientific studies are still in progress to explore the greatest health benefits provided by the tea tree…The recent studies found it effective against the sun-burn and the skin cancer…

Phew! So many products…one chief ingredient…Have a look for yourself…at these references…

  1. Remedies for gums by Cathy Wong
  2. Tea Tree oil by Patra Afrika
  3. Tea Tree oil tips by Life Tips

Tea Tree as an Antiseptic

I remember…as a kid whenever I used to get hurt…my Grandma..who was a crusader of natural herbs…and their benefits…used to apply this yellow strong smelling liquid on my scratches..burns..and cuts…it used to hurt a little but soon the wound used to turn into a scab and come off…and eventually heal…

Today I realize what that yellowish liquid was…it was…Tea Tree oil….

This amazing liquid…Tea tree oil….Long known for its qualities as a natural germicide which enhance the skin hygiene and also combines to effectively…. It…in fact…acts as a natural astringent… And also tones the skin…providing soothing relief to minor skin irritations…or wounds and injuries..It’s natural antiseptic properties aid in relieving minor infections…burns…cuts…bruises…pains…

It controls skin hygiene….Its natural cleansing ability removes unwanted grime and odours form the surface of the skin….Hence…leaving it scraped…of impurities…dirt and germs…thereby caring for the skin…

It is a pure oil pressed…obtained from the leaves of a tree native to Australia.…Also…traditionally… it has been used as a topical agent for the skin….The good quality oil is intricately obtained by crushing the leaves…and by extremely hygienic means…

And as a matter of fact…tea tree ( even called melaleuca) oil have become increasingly popular in recent decades….Not surprisingly…this essential oil has already been used for almost 100 years in Australia but is now available worldwide both as neat oil and as an active component in an slew of products…actually a lot of them….

The primary uses of tea tree oil have historically capitalized on the qualities of it being

  • antiseptic
  •  anti-inflammatory

It has reached our understanding of many that this oil’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities are benefitting people worldwide…and of almost every age-group…Age no bars for this amazing liquid…as well as clinical efficacy…Specific mechanisms of antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action are reviewed…

But this is an absolute fact the way this liquid heals the wounds and keeps the infections and germs at bay…no other oil can do…certain chemical found in this oil does the whole magic….and has brought this oil to the top in terms of being an antiseptic liquid…

Hmm…So now check out these reference links of ours…

  1. Antiseptic Tea Tree oil by cmr.asm
  2. Tea Tree oil by Cancer organization
  3. Antiseptic Tea Tree by Cathy Wong

 

Vapourize Those Boils With Tea tree oil

As if those ugly and pesky pimples were enough that another of its kind popped up (literally)…a boil…often people confuse boils with pimples…but let me make it clear in the very beginning…boils are a lot more grave than pimples…Okay on a serious note..what I mean is that boils are bigger and more painful than pimples..they are…in a way…the nurtured versions of pimples…bigger…uglier…more painful..thanks to the pus and that ‘eew!’ liquid filled in them…

Okay..getting down to the nitty-gritty…Boils are caused by a staph infection…The infection can occur almost anywhere on the body…and should be examined carefully…especially since the advent of penicillin resistant strains are becoming more common…you ought to keep an eye…

Hmm…Boils can be extremely painful (I mean EXTREMELY!)…Although they just seem like harmless pimples (Okay they are harmless but ugly looking)…they are filled with yellow-yellow liquid called ‘pus’ and apparently are unbearably painful when they pop-up on places like our ears…nose…fingers or even scalp…

Worse yet, a staph infection lies dead for lifetimes ( Again…not literally…was just exaggerating )…because it is shrewd enough to wait for us to fall sick and then attack…(remember hit when the iron is hot)…

Hmm…Now understand what Tea tree does to those ugly little things…

Apply tea tree oil on that boil…You know at the first signs they can be stopped (yes I mean it)..mainly when they are tiny…simply with an  hourly application of tea tree oil…

Keeping the infected area open…or rather exposed to air can be a lot more beneficial…then try following the activity by wrapping it with a gauze bandage…it’ll help..

Nothing acts better than Tea tree during the problem of a boil…it has this

  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-septic

Quality that does wonders for the skin that is infected…

 No matter what the reason of the occurrence of the boil..

  • an infection
  • hiking
  • working hard
  •  just repeated friction to some part of your skin

 Tea tree just does wonders for the skin…by relieving the one applying from inflammation…burning…pain…sores…redness…blisters…Phew!

Tea tree oil will soothe and help speed the diminishing of the boil….while reducing the chance of infection due to its ability to stifle the growth of bacteria…fungus…and viruses…

If you apply tea tree oil to boils…you will most likely find that they will heal faster…with little or no itching and burning…and that is the absolute magic of Tea tree oil…

Tea tree…hence proved…is best to treat those ugly…bubbly…pus-filled boils…

Don’t miss to have a look at our reference links…

  1. Boils and Infections by earthclinic.com
  2. Home remedies for boils by myhomeremedies.com
  3. Natural cures for boils by home-remedies-for-you.com

Tea Tree For Thrush

In today’s world of storm and stress…the medical complications seems to be proliferating by the day..and that too ones which were never paid attention to…they resurrected to be greater and more stressing…one of those being Thrush…frankly I never knew it was called so…I mean I did have idea about something like this but didn’t know that it was called ‘Thrush’…I take this to my responsibility to make you all aware of it.. 

Okay…Oral thrush…also known as oral candidiasis is an infection of the genus Candida that develops on the mucous membranes of the mouth… yeast fungi… It is basically caused by this thing called Candida albicans..

 It’s kind of disgusting and yucky…as it causes thick white or cream-colored deposits…most commonly on the tongue or maybe the inner cheeks….The sores are painful and may even bleed slightly when they are scraped or rubbed…The infected area may appear inflamed and red…

Most horrible thing about this is that it may even spread to the back of the throat or the upper portion of the mouth…

I know its surprising to know this but this fungus exists in almost all parts of out body…including the digestive system… skin and mouth…and as a matter of fact the healthy beings do not face any ailments…However…people on certain medications…reduced immune systems and certain problems are vulnerable to oral thrush which can and may get out of control…

Most vulnerable are the following ones..

  • Ones excessively using mouthwash  
  • Ones on Steroid medication
  • Ones who wear dentures
  • Ones taking Antibiotics  
  • Ones with a weak immune system
  • Ones with Diabetes
  • Ones having other therapies

Hmm…So now you know this Thrush can be pretty irritating and rather disgusting…So…let me introduce you to its biggest enemy…Tea tree oil…

This is one of the most effective natural remedies for in adults’ oral diseases…like one of them being Thrush..

Just to kill your apprehension about Tea tree’s oral use…try looking at the oral care section in the health food store and it would be evident that toothpastes…mouth rinses…and even toothpicks are made with tea tree oil specifically formulated for use in the mouth…

One major reason being..its anti-fungal quality…which acts best against such fungal infections…when used under proper supervision…Tea tree oil can scrape the whiteness from the mouth..you know I mean your coated tongue…

Tea tree acts as this liquids that when passes over the affected region…goes on eradicating the whatever unwanted microbes comes its way…rendering a cleaner and healthier mouth…its best use would be as a mouthwash when suffering from thrush…

A special advise for mothers who breastfeed – Try Using a couple of drops of pure tea tree oil mixed with coconut oil or olive oil and apply to the nipples after each feeding…Gently rinse nipples in warm water and pat dry before feeding when using tea tree oil applications…It makes the nipples devoid of dirt and infections…though it does have a very strong smell and taste..

So…you know enough already..check out our references for now…

  1. Cause of Thrush by healing.about.com
  2. Herbal care by Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa
  3. Home remedy for Thrush by candida-cure-recipes.com

Tea Tree – Extending A Helping Hand

TEA TREE – EXTENDING A HELPING HAND

Not for just one…two..rather…not just for any countable number of troubles but for almost anything and everything…Tea tree extends a helping hand for almost every human trouble…relating to the complex human body and its functioning…

You know this Tea tree grew in the islands of the south Pacific and Australia…Reason it bears the name ‘Tea tree’ is that…it’s bark….leaves……or twigs were initially used by settlers and travellers as a tea substitute…You know for making tea and all….

 And a surprising fact is that the Australian tea trees…are not trees at all!

Rather they are green shrubs that grow in the wet-wet coastal regions of Australia….you now they are like these amazingly quickly growing plants and easily acquire a minimum height of 7 to 8 feet when mature….Australian tea trees have soft (wow! That’s unusual)…thick…white bark (I just fancied white barks as a kid) …and white flowers that bloom in the summer…pretty they are..

That was about the tree…The light yellow tea tree oil is obtained by steaming the tea tree leaves to bring out the oil which is used mainly in medicine…and yes…also for industrial lubricants and cosmetic products…The smell being somewhat like nutmeg…

It’s flushed with these medicinal properties because of this unusual chemical called terpenoid…. which when making up for at least 30 and preferably 40-50 of the oil…is when it can be considered medically useful….Tea tree oil contains yet another compound…cineole….which ideally should make up less than 15 and preferably 2.5 of the oil….

hmm…now let me disclose which I know you’ve been waiting to hear…Yes! Tea tree oil kills fungus and bacteria…even the ones resistant to certain antibiotics… Elaborative uses being…Tea tree oil is used outwardly as - 

Some of its basic uses:

  • Treating athlete’s foot
  • For acne
  • Treating fungal infections of fingernails or toenails
  • For oral candidiasis (Though do spit it out)

So now that you already know Tea tree’s miracles..check out our references..

  1. Tea tree uses and benefits by Ygoy
  2. Benefits of Tea tree oil
  3. Properties of oils by walikinthelight.co.uk

I Am A Wonder Worth Worshipping – Tea Tree Oil

Like I have written in certain other blogs of mine…Every great discovery has a certain uncanny history to it…and so does this wondrous oil…Without any further ado…let me take you the yesteryears…the years of recognition of this amazing Tea tree oil…

Even much much before Captain Cook set foot on the shores of Australia…the natives used the this oil of the Melaleuca trees for a wide range of topical and oral applications….They crushed the leaves to obtain their oil to use as rubbing mediums and mixed them with clay to form poultices and even bathed in the water containing Tea tree oil….White settlers observed and imbibed the way of using the leaves for their own healing applications…It was most unfortunate for people in the west that there was no documented evidence…and the use of Melaleuca oil was to remain confined to Australia…as a bush remedy…for the next 150 years..( phew! Now that’s a long time).

Hmm…then way back in 1922…an Australian chemist…Arthur Penfold…distilled the oil from the Melaleuca alternifolia and following…published a paper stating that it had wide-ranging antibacterial and antifungal properties..And it was disclosed for the record that this was a new type of germicide…gentle to skin cells but harmful to the germs…This oil then got renowned for its ability to treat all kinds of infections and infestations…It was the treatment of choice… from

  1. Ringworm
  2.  Leg ulcers
  3. Cuts and wounds
  4.  Head lice
  5.  Infections
  6. Pyorrhoea
  7. Gingivitis
  8. Catarrh
  9.  Thrush
  10.  Tonsillitis

Be it….Professors…doctors…dentists and veterinary surgeons…they all….utilized its many properties for the health and welfare of their patients…

Then it was the dawn of the World War II and…this oil was in such short supply that all the available stocks were used to help stop infections from the unavoidable war wounds…both in soldiers and munitions workers that were helping with the war effort….Soon it was brought down to be cheaper…and more readily available….alternative should be manufactured to help stop the spread of germs….and the once thriving industry went into a steep decline….For the next twenty years the oil was all but forgotten…literally…I know it’s pretty unbelievable to hear that…but its a fact..

But fortunately enough…Melaleuca alternifolia oil has over 100 components working in a synergized fashion…most of which could not even be identified back in the early years…so an exact nature-identical copy was impossible to synthesize from man-made chemicals….Now you understand…As far as the 60s era was concerned…the oil made a remarkable comeback… the first scientific evidence in decades confirmed that it had a favourable effect in the treatment of boils…gynaecological infections and later for varied foot problems and nail bed infections….And now…..the once sidelined oil was ( actually ‘is’) gaining truck loads of  popularity…and farms were being set up to harvest the oil on a commercial basis…

And ladies and gentleman! Hang on… it doesn’t stop there…not just can this amazing oil be used in first aid applications and toiletries…it is a powerful solvent too (which is why it helps to clear trapped bacteria in boils) and can be utilized all around the home….So if you have any old tea tree oil in the cupboard it can be safely used for household cleaning applications…understand? It is particularly good for getting the glue off plates…jars and bottles often left behind by price stickers and labels…..It can be an effective cleaner…removing paint and pen marks easily from surfaces…( wow! Didn’t have even a single clue that it is so prolific! ) when mixed with a small amount of ordinary household cleaner or laundry product and rubbed over the area…It is a good stain remover for clothes and everyday washable items….But it must not be used full-strength on plastics and cheaper man-made fabrics…because they can become damaged by the strong solvent action…It can clean silver…It helps to deodorize rooms and cupboards….Mixed with a few drops of a culinary oil it can be sprinkled onto a duster and used to polish wooden furniture…both inside the house and in the garden…

And today the stand of tea tree oil is above all…without a doubt…

Check out these references…

  1. 20 Great uses of tea tree oil by www.care2.com
  2. Tea tree history by Tea tree wonders
  3. Tea tree benefits by Tea Tree Organization

Tea Tree Shoves Dandruff Off The Scalp

Okay this is one problem I am sure all of you must have gone through at least once in life…dandruff…reason being…it is so common and prevalent in today’s scenario..that even newly born babies have it…nothing serious about it…but then again its a skin condition…occurs out of ignorance and the kind of lifestyle we have today…less of attention paid to self pampering and caring…more to work…so its natural…that when we do not oil our hair often enough…don’t wash hair daily…keep experimenting new hair-dos and styles…these problems are bound to hit us…

Okay let me explain now…

Dandruff…known as Seborrheic dermatitis medically…You this is also a kind of eczema…of the face and scalp…It results in red…itchy skin but is best recognized by the scaly flakes of skin that tend to fall from the scalp and out of the hair…which we call dandruff…The condition affects the sebum glands…which then causes the skin to dry…terribly…

Hello Tea Tree…

There are plenty of people that have problems with their skin on a regular basis but did you realize that this can actually lead to a difficulty with the scalp as well?

You know as a matter of fact…Our scalp is some of the most sensitive skin that is on your body and if it is not treated properly…we can certainly end up with a number of different problems…Which might include…

  • oily skin
  •  dry skin
  •  fungal infection

 All of these things lead to flaking and drying and roughening of the skin which we call dandruff….

Try avoiding pharmaceutical method in order to treat it…if you do have dandruff…And please understand…Dandruff is not a health issue and it is better left to natural treatments whenever possible…The reason why I am saying this is because pharmaceutical treatments tend to harm the body through the use of unnatural chemicals….So…take my word…use natural treatments…you can avoid these problems altogether and even benefit your body in a number of other ways….Here’s how…

Tea tree oil shoves the dandruff off the scalp…and is used to treat dandruff mainly because it does it best…not like others…. This is an amazing substance that is naturally based and has been used not only to treat dandruff but also for a number of other conditions that occur within the body….It has different elements to it that not only are able to treat a fungal infection but it can also treat things on an anti-microbial level as well….the best part??

Iit is excellent for your skin and it is able to treat you regardless of whether your skin happens to be oily or dry….You know…it benefits you regardless of what skin type you are!

A lot of  people that use tea tree oil to treat their dandruff don’t stop with this one..single natural treatments…And as a matter of fact…many of them use a number of different treatments in order to cure their dandruff and to get rid of it altogether….By using something that is as effective as tea tree oil as the base of your natural treatments…however…you are giving yourself a better opportunity of overcoming the dandruff and never having it come back again…Of course…you may need to continue to treat yourself long after the dandruff is gone but don’t worry about it…you are using things that are natural…

Okay…please check the reference links below…

  1. Tea Tree and Dandruff by Cathy Wong
  2. Dandruff by How to get rid of
  3. Helthy lifestyle by Bastyr Centre

Tea Tree Oil Info Barrel

Tea tree oil is the most sought after and recognized oil in the cosmetics industry…reasons are clear and wide…the various properties of this oil which cannot be found in possibly any other oil…And in fact no other oil can compete with its qualities…

Tea Tree Oil (also known as Melaleuca) is a natural antibacterial disinfectant that was commonly used as a general antiseptic by the aborigine tribes for thousands of years. More recently, the scientific community has confirmed that Tea Tree Oil has tremendous medicinal benefits. It is a light yellow oil that has a scent similar to nutmeg, and it is produced by steaming tea tree leaves and then squeezing the oil out.

Tea Tree Oil has wonderful properties that makes it a popular natural agent for curing all three types of infectious organisms: fungus, bacteria, and virus. More importantly, it is known to effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics. Therefore, Tea Tree Oil is an excellent natural remedy for hundreds of bacterial and fungal skin ailments such as –

  • Acne
  • Abscess
  • Oily skin
  • Blisters
  • Sun burns
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Warts
  • Herpes
  • Insect bites
  • Rashes
  • Dandruff

Studies have shown that Tea Tree Oil also treats respiratory problems ranging from common sore throats, coughs and runny nose to severe conditions such as asthma, tuberculosis, and bronchitis. The anti-viral properties of the oil fight many common infectious diseases such as chicken pox, shingles and measles, flu, cold sores and verrucae. It also strengthens the body’s immune system, which is often weakened by stress, illness, or by the use of antibiotics and other drugs. It can also be used as a mouth wash, since it is highly effective in healing oral candidiasis (a fungal infection of mouth and throat).

Tea Tree Oil, when used as a mouth wash, acts as a natural cure for bad breath, oral candidiasis, gingivitis, plaque, and inflamed gums. It also kills mouth bacteria prior to dental surgery and also reduces mouth irritation that is often caused by dental procedures.

Add 3 drops of Tea Tree Oil to a cup of warm water.

Use the solution as a mouthwash two to three times daily.

Always spit out the Tea Tree Oil mouthwash. Do not swallow it.

You may also add 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil to toothpaste when brushing teeth.

Sore Throat and Congestion

Tea Tree Oil can be combined with a simple steam inhalation technique to naturally cure congestion, sore throat, chest infections, and clearing up mucus:

Okay, go through our reference links now…

  1. Tea Tree Oil by Care2
  2. Tea Tree Oil by Cathy Wong
  3. Tea Tree Benefits by Ray Sahelian