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

 

Ouch!! Apply me – Tea tree oil

Just as this heading suggests…whenever in any ‘ouch’ condition…Tea tree is always there to offer the best of help…Okay I know that the use of essential oil…raw…in today’s world is passé but then well…ladies and gentlemen..we cannot simply choose to ignore…overlook the n number of products using Tea tree oil in its reputed and safe (yes literally safe) products…creams…lotions…toothpastes…they all have it in them…

Tea tree can be applied neat (raw; as it is) to scrapes and cuts to prevent infection of all sorts… If putting  a few drops into warm water to clean wounds…it’ll be even more magical…It can even be applied to a cut or scrape as an antibiotic and to improve skin healing…isn’t that amazing and solving all our purposes?

Tea tree can hasten the healing process because it contains multiple medicinal properties….The best and golden ones being the…

  • Analgesic (pain relieving)
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-fungal
  • Homeostatic (arrests bleeding)
  • Vulnerary (substance that helps heals sore and wounds by external application)
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibiotic

When one cleans the wound and apply the Tea Tree Oil directly to the cut two to three times the first day….the wound is sure to heal in far better manner and more quickly than when treated with something else…

Tea tree is one of those essential oils that has certain properties that supersede the goods of many others carefully made products…of course the case is going to be a lot better if the product contains tea tree..

The most rare…uncanny and invincible quality of this oil being that it deals with the emotional aspect of the wound too (Initially I was left wondering if wounds too have emotions)…But what it means is that in case there has been trauma or shock this magical oil is able to address that component as well…Intriguing no?

One major factor it is so illustrious for its healing properties is that the benefits of tea tree oil are so recognized…by everyone…including yours and mine grandma to the scientists today…and is hence the most popular essential oils of all times…

Qualities that highlight its being are that it is

  1. Antiseptic
  2. Antifungal
  3. Antimicrobial
  4. Antiviral
  5. Antibacterial
  6. Anti-inflammatory
  7. Antioxidant
  8. Anti parasitic
  9. Decongestant
  10. Immune-stimulant
  11. Insecticidal
  12. Tissue regenerator

 For these reasons and that its amazing ability to enhances the immune system..rates it on the top…above all…and to add more to it….it has been traditionally used for coughs… flu…bronchitis…and colds… (Mind you! It still IS used!)

Its regeneration properties also reduce scar tissue and swelling which hence makes it perfect for healing wounds….insect bites and acne…

It’s not just the physical ills that are healed by Tea tree oil this essential oil is so refreshing and cleansing….It has a strong herbaceous and woody that its shirks the unnecessary thoughts from the mind leaving us light-headed…and rejuvenated…

It eases mental stress and purifies the mind and body of emotional wounds…Once old wounds are released (or healed)…the body can then change the behavioural patterns that led to the wounding to begin with…and that’s how the wounds are treated to the core by this oil…

The emotional roots are often associated with distrust of self or others…guilt and shame. Of all which…can be released with the assistance of Tea Tree…Now you know what all it heals…the external injuries….and the internal ailments…

Have a look at our references…

  1. Tea tree oil by amoils.com
  2. Tea tree- Natural antibiotic by Ray Sahelian
  3. Tea tree treating wounds by livestrong.com