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

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

 

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 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 Treats Psoriasis…Yes It Does!

Sometimes when I used to sit alone…got sober and used to think of the goods and ills of this world…One question often stroked my thoughts..Cant there be just one…Just One…solution to all problems…a lot of our time would be saved finding alternate solutions…and similarly couldn’t there be Just One…Simply One medicine for all ills?? I mean…One medicine that would simultaneously treat all our ills…and then stroked an answer…Tea tree oil…No…I don’t mean any angel cascaded from heaven to tell me the answer…but my deep thought in the direction and my grandma’s  recipes…all of which had Tea tree oil as an ingredient without fail…

Psoriasis…I am taking for granted that you already know the condition…

Uh…Okay fine…I’ll still explain…

Psoriasis is a skin condition which is caused by a combination of the outer skin producing too many new cells very rapidly….and shedding them and usually happens when the immune system starts taking the skin cells for certain alien pathogens…

Usually the skin produces these cells at a rather slow pace…but with Psoriasis the cells are produced in surplus…The area of the skin affected does not have the time to process correctly the amount of productivity…that’s how it proliferates…

That is why Flaking or Scales may appear along with rashes because of the cells building up together…Though the scientific terms used to describe this condition are way too professional for you to understand and me to explain…

When it comes down to the psoriatic plaque…they are characterized by patches of red inflamed skin with a rapid and excessive skin production…which creates the scaly white flaking… Some people have it in their scalp others in elbows or knees and whereas some in regions as delicate as the genitals!

Often the ones suffering go through a very tough period mentally…they get depressed…because the nature of this disease is such!

Long Live The Saviour – Tea Tree Oil

Hmm…Tea Tree Oil is actually an essential oil…obtained from crushing the leaves of Tea Tree… Often called Melaleuca Oil…The scientific name of this Australian plant…

It is an oil….not like the others…because it is-

  • antifungal
  •  antibacterial

And is hence used in innumerable products like-

  • Shampoos
  •  Soaps
  • Lotions
  • Antiseptics
  • Deodorants

You know this…Tea Tree Oil is great in treatment of psoriasis for a lot of people with this disease…and meticulously cleans the skin…and makes it free from those disgusting flakes…

Its properties do the wonders for the affected skin…Usually it is recommended that it should be diluted with another plain liquid or even water before application ‘cause otherwise it may be a tad too hard for the skin…

As a matter of fact…this oil is pretty ancient and has been used for centuries within Australia for minor problems like healing cuts… burns and infections and today this same natural herb has been found to be a natural way to treat psoriasis…Amazing to note the development…it’s benefits are just increasing by the day….Tea tree oil based shampoos have been created to treat scalp psoriasis….It acts as an antiseptic and antifungal agent…This is a natural herb…a natural healer…It’s the best one can resort to…especially after being disappointed from other chemical-based products…

Okay…now…these are our references…have a look…

  1. Remedy for Psoriasis by www.psoriasis-aid.com
  2. Tea tree oil and Psoriasis by ehow
  3. Home remedy for Psoriasis by  Psoriasis RX

Have An ‘Athletes Foot’? Run for Tea Tree Oil

The name of this disease might sound rather funny…but trust me it is not for the poor ones suffering from it…thought it isn’t a very serious in nature but is pesky for sure like all other skin ailments….Many cures had been devised to cure this illness but none turned out to offer utterly satisfying results…One measure that i personally resorted to…when my father went through a similar condition was…early morning I used to warm water and pour it in a tub…added a few drops of an antiseptic liquid…Tea tree oil…and some soap…and used to ask him to place his feet in the water for 20 minutes…I repeated the process for around 2 weeks..and it did wonders for his feet…Because he used to don closed shoes with socks…all day long in office…so because of the wetness and dampness he developed the disease…

To throw some light on the disease’s being….Basically….Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the skin….The fungus thrives in warm…damp environments…can be the locker rooms… health clubs…public showers…and indoor swimming pools….

You know You Have Developed This Problem When You Experience…

  • Scales…cracks…cuts…peeling skin or blisters between the toes or on the soles of the feet…
  • Itching… burning or stinging between the toes or on the soles of the feet…
  • Skin dryness on the sides or bottoms of the feet

This infection can even spread to under the toenails…causing thick…crumbly…discolored or separated toenails…it is called Onchomycosis and as a matter of fact…it can be very difficult to treat…

Run For Tea Tree!

Tea tree oil (also known Melaleuca alternifolia)…offers you the best refuge from athlete’s foot Tea tree oil has a long history of traditional use in Australia as a remedy for skin infections…

It has been evident all this while that tea tree oil is an antiseptic and has the ability to kill many bacteria and fungi…It offers the best help in diseases like athletes foot..

A research that took place on Tea tree’s effectiveness on the occurrence of athletes foot…and it was found that its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal qualities do wonder for the infected skin of people…and scrapes out the impurities…the fungus….and the bacteria…often killing them in the process…

The tea tree oil has shown improvement in

  • Itching
  • Scaling
  • Inflammation
  • Burning

And for the effectiveness of this oil.. People applied the oil twice daily to affected areas for four weeks…and experienced results they had never seen before on their affected areas with any other oil or solution and that’s how the Australians became the ardent users and crusaders of the tea tree oil…

In a kind of survey done…it was found that….There was a marked clinical improvement in 68 percent of people using the 50 percent tea tree oil solution and 72 percent in people using the 25 percent tea tree oil solution…compared to 39 percent in the placebo group…The fungi was eradicated in 64 percent in the 50 percent tea tree oil group…compared to 31 percent in the placebo group…And that’s how this amazing oil showed its worth when pushed in a competition with others…

So…now have a look at our references…

  1. Natural remedies by Cathy Wong
  2. Cure Athlete’s Foot by Ray Sahelian
  3. Tea tree by The Healthy Haven