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

Tea Tree- Lets Fights Acne! One-On-One!

The title of this article is what Tea tree has to say to acne….over hundreds of years now people have found themselves trapped in the ugly and intimidating world of acne….the ones resourceful…fought back…but the ones deprived…had to face the repercussions…and even today the battle continues…low self-esteem (especially amongst youngsters)…incapacitating condition…sleepless nights…strained relationships…have all been ‘some’ of the many of its grave effects..

Finally rose something from the untouched vegetation…nature’s pride…Tea tree oil (erm..I know that was a little mellow-dramatic)…anyway…now for your answer…why Tea tree oil for acne?

But before that…understand this Tea tree oil…

This oil is an essential oil obtained by pressing the leaves of the Tea tree…It in a way…some say…smells like camphor and is kind of transparent (Okay translucent! )  Natives of  Australia…the tree’s native location too…had long back brought the oil in their use…You know like even much before it developed a commercial market for itself…It vigorously fights-

  1. Virus
  2. Infections
  3. Bacteria

Now…for the question…How Tea Tree Oil fight acne?

What makes it take the highest position as far as best fighters of acne are concerned…is its antimicrobial property….and eventually the ability to kill the bacteria on skin that contribute to acne

This acne occurs when a pore becomes clogged with dead skin cells or oil produced by the skin…which in layman’s language we term as dirt…impurities..So…Once this occurs…bacteria get trapped inside the clogged pore… this in turn causes swelling and sores…especially when white blood cells attack the bacteria trapped in the pore… By fighting these…Tea tree eliminates the chances of the reoccurrence of the bacteria

Tea tree oil tones the skin even…It dries up the oil that’s there on the surface of the skin…hence ending the chance of the development and blocking the nourishment of the bacteria…

Tea tree oil has these great advantages over all other things…

1) Tea tree oil does not dry out your skin.
2) Tea tree oil gets the red out.
3) Tea tree oil fights the bacteria that cause pimples with ugly yellow centers…you will look better faster with tea tree oil

Okay so you know enough as to why to use Tea tree in place of anything else to cure acne…So..now have a look at our references..

  1. Tea tree for acne by altmedicine.about.com
  2. Tea tree oil acne treatment by natural-acne-treatments.com
  3. Fight acne by Cosmopolitan

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

 

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 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

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

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 Oil – Caressing the Skin

There were times in my life when I just wanted to put layers and layers of foundation and face powder to conceal…erm…no ‘conceal’ is rather sophisticated…I wanted to FAKE a flawless skin! Which I evidently didn’t possess…and then there were times I wanted to apply the juice of all possible edibles in my refrigerator (you see the height of desperation!)…hoping…wishing (whatever!) that the greens could fight the blues of my skin…and then the green indeed did the wonder…but ahem!! Not the veggies in the fridge…but the nature’s green Tea tree oil!

Now…I…being an ardent user of Tea tree essential oil…I’ll tell you why only Tea tree oil and nothing else…

Well…You know this Tea tree is this amazing dose of luxury for skin and can support its health in so many other ways….so any unpleasant encounters with skin and….thumbs up for Tea tree!

There’s fact you should be aware of…This Tea tree oil is not really obtained from the beverage tea plant…Nor it is a concoction from the green tea plantations….But these oils are distilled from the Malaleuca  plant widely grown in Australia…Now you know how it got the name ‘Tea-tree’..

Now what counts for Tea Tree to make it the best applicant for skin is its properties. it is

  • Antiseptic
  • Antibiotic

And not to our surprise these qualities of tea tree oils were always known and traditionally used by the locals for the treatment of skin infections and ugly eruptions on skin….and that how it invaded into the skincare market of today…and today it is hence a part of products like

  • cleansers
  • after shave lotions
  • scrubs
  • foams
  • moisturizers
  • anti- acne
  • blackhead removal products
  • foot creams
  • shampoos

A substance that will kill bacteria…micro-organisms and pests….That bacteria might be thriving on a pimple…or maybe any infectious skin eruption…or as fungus on toe nail or maybe as certain vaginal yeasts….Tea tree will bail you from the traps of these pests from anywhere and everywhere…

It happens to be that magic pen which when comes in contact with our skin…is bound to deliver magical and unbelievable results…usually by sucking out the impurities in the skin…leaving it scraped of extraneous substances..

Tea tree’s ability to ruin the being of apparently the most difficult…sticky and easily propagated bacteria and micro-organisms (even the ones left untreated by antibiotics)

As a matter of fact….acne…blackheads and dark spot are also actually a result of accumulation of dirt…sebum and thriving microorganisms…and bingo! Tea tree alone is an anti-squad for these…

And…it’s use…proliferating by every day…let’s do a quick recap…why..

1) It need not be consumed as antibiotic medicine which in turn has an  adverse effect on the liver
2) Most effective as a cure to numerous skin ailments
3) It is natural
4) It is useful as a preventive medicine to help stop the spread of germs and infections even before they start to harm the skin
5) Because nothing else can match its usefulness in its areas of activity

Hmm…know enough now..have a look behind the curtains..

  1. Tea tree oil By Secrets of skincare
  2. Tea tree oil’s extraction by www.healthmash.com
  3. http://www.speedyremedies.com/home-remedies-for-rashes.html

Tea Tree Oil – Nature’s Spa

Ever wondered why…simply applying or massaging the hair with Tea tree oil…feels simply heaven…?

Ever wondered why only taking in the smell of certain oils like Tea tree…can give you a ‘natural’ high…and evacuates the trivia from mind…?

Ever wondered why these scientists and other big shots are such big crusaders of these old…essential oils…?

For the ones…who did pondered over these questions but did not reach a conclusion…I am here to help…To make you understand the nature’s real spa…Tea tree oil…

Hmm….listen up…

A relatively famous antiseptic essential oil….is flushed with this element called terpinenol…which is the key active constituent…Highly illustrious for its beneficial effects on immune system…rendering it numb…in a way that it is so pacifying for all the senses….of course apart from being an excellent disinfectant and cleaner…

Tea tree oil has been highly recognized for a wide variety of healing and soothing effects….Many people use it neat on irritants like-

  • Arthritis pain
  • Burns
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Nail fungus warts
  • Sprains
  • Insect bites
  • Cuts

Okay before experiencing any soothing effects of this oil…discover how it reacts to the kind of skin you have…If a rash develops using a small amount…one can dilute it with a carrier oil (olive…almond…etc)…Try diffusing or applying topically…Extremely safe for use on children and pets…

Again I am mentioning this….When used in massage…tea tree oil has an amazingly soothing and calming effect on the body and soul….You know it releases all the heaviness from the head with just the snap of fingers…because of its cooling effect…The oil is also beneficial in alleviating joint and muscle pains due to its analgesic effects….

It has proved and it continues to do so…that it is-

  1. Antiviral
  2. Antibacterial
  3. Antifungal

 It is a solution for every possible skin problem..

  • Cuts
  • Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Ailments
  • Skin spots
  • Infections
  • Insect bites

It leaves the skin hydrated and with that cool sensation that gives us goose-bumps…when something tickles us…
And mind you! Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting…it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory…disinfectant… analgesic (pain-killing)and wound-healing qualities…Amazing no?

And this unusual quality of it having a diaphoretic effect i.e. it promotes sweating – which improves the body’s own natural resistance especially when threatened by infection…

To add more feathers to this nature’s spa’s hat….Tea tree oil exhibits expectorant and balsamic characteristics…which are especially beneficial in the case of throat or chest infections…having a generally soothing and clearing (mucus-expelling) effect on the entire respiratory tract…It is also effective against head colds… 

So…now you know so much of this nature’s spa…so go through these links below… 

  1. Benefits of Tea tree oil by benefitsof.com
  2. Essential oils by International Wellness Directory
  3. Tea tree by Article

Meet Tea Tree Oil

Before getting down to the nitty-gritty of Tea tree oil..Let me introduce this liquid to you…Its about moments when distressed and disappointed from everything else with little or no results…when it comes to personal care…we find refuge in ancient recipes..about which we had though heard a million times but ignored..considering them trivial..insignificant and fanatic..but when we do resort to those and start getting astonishing results…is the time we start to believe…..believe in the might..and bounty of nature…

Say hello to one such nature’s bounty…Tea tree oil..

Every great discovery has this little descriptive history behind it…no surprises…tea tree oil too has one..

The ones hailing from Bundjalung…eastern Australia utilized the tea tree by inhaling them…for them it was their traditional medicine…obtained from the crushed leaves treating coughs and colds….They also applied it’s leaves on wounds…after which a poultice is applied….In addition…The infusion of the leaves with certain liquids made the it even more powerful and it’s effects vigorous… as far as applying on the wounds was concerned..

Use of the oil of Tea tree wasn’t common at all until this researcher named Arthur Penfold published the first reports of its antimicrobial activity in a number of newspapers in the 1920s and 1930s….In going through the antimicrobial activity of M. Alternifolia tea tree oil was rated as 10 times more active than phenol…

And as far as the commercial tea tree oil industry is concerned…it happened after the medicinal properties of the oil were first reported by Penfold in the 1920s…It was produced from natural bush stands of M. alternifolia that produced oil with the appropriate chemo type…the plant material was cut by hand and often distilled on the spot in makeshift…mobile…wood-fired bush stills…

Hmm…Tea tree oil or melaleuca oil…is a pale yellow colour to nearly colorless and clear essential oil with a fresh camphor like odor…It is extracted from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia….which belongs to the northeast coast of New South Wales… Australia…Tea tree oil is often confused with tea oil….the sweet cooking oil from obtained from seeds of the tea plant…

You know how it got its name?

Actually…back then…the leaves of tea tree were used as a substitute for tea….and so it came to be known as teea tree oil…

Just a few of the many conditions it treats…

  • Vaginitis
  • Thrush
  • Periodontal disease
  • As an antiseptic
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Dandruff
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Yeast infection
  • Boils
  • Lice

So…intrigued? Well…so was I..take it to another level…have a look at these references..

  1. Tea Tree oil by Cathy Wong
  2. 20 great uses of Tea tree oil by www.care2.com
  3. Tea tree by www.mayoclinic.com