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

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- 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

Throbbing Sinus….Kick It With Tea Tree Oil

Frankly…this is one disease I pray no one ever fall prey to….Because the blockages I any of the four sinus paths…can instigate real pain…and utter discomfort…When I say real…I mean REAL…

Enough of chemicals consumed….Its time to go the nature’s way…Tea Tree Oil…

Sinus…There are various kinds to it….Listen up

Just a tip…For simple sinus congestion resulting from a food allergy… try eating a lighter diet by avoiding dairy foods and rich creamy sauces for a day or two to see if it makes a difference…

A postnasal drip can develop from a digestive problem such as candida yeast….In that case…any candy… corn-sweetened cola drink…fruits…and sugary foods ( in brief all the heavenly things on earth) will result in sinus congestion…digestive bloating…weakness and a funky mood…This yeast may also breathe after any surgery…childbirth or as a side-effect after taking antibiotics or other medicines…Yeasts have to be treated with the proper diet and anti-yeast herbs…

Have no fear…the rescuer is here…Tea Tree Oil…                

Tea Tree Oil is one amazing  remedy for internal and external yeasts…fungi and germs…It is a spicy evergreen that lifts your spirits.. kills…

  • Germs
  •  Yeast
  • Fungus

Also..a catalyst would be if you add one drop to a cup of hot water and drink it as a tea 1 – 3 times daily…while observing an anti-yeast diet….You can also brush your teeth with a drop of tea tree oil on your toothbrush…Or add one drop to 1/4 cup of water as a mouthwash..it kicks you off…

Treat sinus today! Tea Tree is there!

 Add a drop of tea tree oil to a Q tip and swab out the inside of your nose….and you experience the first kick…. For people with cat dander allergies…shortness of breath…or in my case a small stuffy apartment in a polluted city…breathing cat fur can pose a problem…What I did was…I washed my face…neck and chest with water adding a few drops of tea tree oil and it cleared the air…making it possible for me to breathe and sleep normally….Likewise…tea tree oil may be useful for people with asthma and TB…Anything that opens sinus congestion improves our oxygen intake…

You know this sinus headache can develop after a complicated…rich meal because digestion is too challenged to deal with many different dishes and alcohol…which increases yeast..big time…If you frequently get sinus headaches…start the day with a hot…digestive green tea and avoid fresh or dried fruits…Take digestive herbs such as ginger…mint and lemon grass tea or eat some fresh ginger…which also treats nausea..the know that horrible feeling of wanting to vomit…

I’ll tell you…To clear sinus congestion and cure a sinus headache fast–swab inside the nose with tea tree oil as described above….Yogis in India prefer to sniff powdered gotu kola herb because it clears the senses and is supposed to improve memory….Some people find the powder irritating and messy–green and sticky when wet… If Tea tree oil may give you…actually it anyway will……..a brighter outlook on life…

Fine…now go through our reference links…

  1. Sinus and Tea tree by Tree Hugger
  2. Sinus Infection by Garden Web
  3. Sinus by Health Boards

Cold And Flu…Make Way For Tea Tree Oil

I remember…once I had this whooping cough and terribly flowing nose…and My mother had given me this cough syrup before going to school…result….embarrassing!

I slept during class…and the teacher woke me up by rapping her ruler on my desk…And eventually I was made the laughing stock of my class…But then…it happened way back…times have changed…Today the medicines are all about being as close as possible to being nature’s natural healers…

Need I exemplify?

Tea Tree Oil it is people…what else!

It doesn’t let us sleep during crucial hours…and it shoves away the cold and flu from our body…Anyway..here’s how…and here’s why…

As a matter of fact…bacteria can develop resistance to most antibiotics used to combat staph…..they remain in danger with the essential oil….To be specific….tea tree oil is so mighty that it’s almost always…Okay not always…but mostly…in a diluted form….no matter the intended purpose…

But amazingly…it’s no longer necessary to limit the power of tea tree oil to just cosmetics bag…it can enhance our ability to safely clean and disinfect our entire home….Many homemade household cleanser recipes incorporating tea tree oil are found online and in books…but one can also experiment…

Charity begins at home…and when speaking of home…The major infection reaches us through one common place and that is….the bathroom…and it is only the place…the best place to start….Bid farewell to and greet tea tree oil…Along with a squirt of liquid soap…put a few drops of the oil in a spray bottle filled with water and use it to wipe down anything and everything, paying close attention to handles…faucets…doorknobs… there’s more… According to the above handbook…tea tree oil can make its way into the dishwasher…washing machine…humidifier and more….In fact…the possibilities are endless….to disinfect your home…

And precisely…These cold and flu season is a perfect time to incorporate these germ-killing practices into the household cleaning routine…Then year-round…it helps lessen your dependency on harsh household cleaners…which pose risks to the environment and to your family’s health…

Listen up….If you’ve got kids in diapers…tea tree oil is great to have on hand…especially if  using cloth diapers…To deodorize and sanitize your diaper pail…drizzle in a few drops…For cloth diapering on the go…to achieve the same affect…apply a tiny amount to a small cloth and toss it in your wet bag…

Lastly…if the baby’s skin isn’t too sensitive…do away with store-bought diaper wipes…which are wasteful and often full of unnatural ingredients…and try homemade diaper spray and cloth wipes instead….To make your own diaper spray…simply fill a spray bottle with water…squirt in a bit of liquid baby soap…and add a drop or two of tea tree oil….

And that is how one can stifle the infection from reaching the cutest things in the house…the kids…

And And And…Kindly do not underestimate the power of tea tree oil and the many ways it can be used in the home…I mean I am mainly talking about the cold and flu season…It may not make cleaning and sanitizing more fun…but it can definitely make your efforts greener and more effective…So take some time to discover the methods that work best for you and your household…So buck up now! Start with a tiny bottle…a little goes a really really long way…You’ll be glad you did…Just make sure not to spill it on your dresser…

Okay…now quickly check out our reference links…

  1. 5 Home uses of  Tea tree oil by The Renaissance Woman
  2. Tea Tree Oil’s use by PNN
  3. Lifestyle by vrc211

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

Tea Tree Oil Cures Eczema

You know I have seen very closely the ones suffering from any kind of skin problem…they have a hard time coping with it…and getting over the thoughts of the stigma of the scars of such skin diseases leave behind…it’ll kills their self-esteem…bring them to grass root levels and eventually the person is left with no amount of confidence and their life…more than half of it dedicated to vain thoughts that flow in the direction of finding a refuge from the bars of an uneven and scarred skin…I am here to open the mental horizons…to make the unaware…aware of the now curable disease…Eczema…

This disease Eczema is a form of atopic dermatitis caused by an allergic reaction of the skin… Mostly common in infants and young children and though many cases of infantile eczema resolve with age, a large number of people continue to suffer from eczema as adults. An alternative treatment that may be helpful for symptoms of eczema is tea tree oil. More research is needed to establish the analgesic and antiseptic properties of this traditional remedy.

Tea tree oil….which is otherwise called melaleuca oil is pale and nearly clear in appearance and is of golden colour and is derived from leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia that you will find grows in Australia and more particularly along the northwest coast of New South Wales, and which is believed to have many beneficial properties of it being-

  • Anti-septic
  • Anti-fungal

Often people are confused by  the word tea in this particular case as it is not at all tea oil even and is used in different ways…

Food For Soul…Why Tea Tree Oil For eczema?

Tea tree oil and eczema can be said to go well together because there is truck loads of evidence to suggest that there is vast potential for using tea tree oil for treating eczema and it is also good anti-septic for other infections as well…and is hence the most effective of all… And…there has also been much positive feedback from researchers who have studied the use of tea tree oil and eczema and found that tea tree oil is promising for this condition…it is not limited in this respect and is useful in many other conditions too…

The best thing about this natural…essential oil is that it is the best refuge from drugs available for treating eczema and this natural remedy is not some quackery…but very useful in a number of instances including for the treatment of eczema…..understand? Thought the quality of the oil may differ in different respects and it is absolutely up to you to choose the one you consider fine and decent…

Tea tree oil in a way scrapes off the smudges left by diseases like Eczema…or you can even term them scars or rashes…thereby relieving you from the itchiness and pain of the condition…the application of the oil…when applied neat…should be a little careful if you have sensitive skin…but when diluted with any other plain liquid it will do wonders for the skin leaving it clean and in a way…exfoliated…

Some people that have had long standing eczema problems and who have tried many natural as well as pharmaceutical creams to treat the problem and had not met with any success have found that tea tree oil and eczema were well suited and having used lotion containing Tea tree…the eczema problem disappeared….So…you can safely try out tea tree oil for eczema and not regret this alternative and natural method of treating the problem….

 Okay now have a look at these references…

  1. Eczema by cureeczema.us
  2. Eczema by livestrong.com
  3. Treat Eczema by ehow.com