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 – Ethereal Liquid

The oil of tea tree is one amazement striking liquid that does unbelievable goods to humans, especially the human skin. Tea Tree oil is in fact one oil that can clear the skin from the deepest with just its topical application.

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 and other minor wounds and irritations.

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
  • Measles
  • Flu
  • Cold sores
  • 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).

As far as skin infections are concerned, it is really helpful in acne Treatment.

Also another common use of Tea Tree Oil is as a natural treatment of Boils or Carbuncles.

Then again, Tea Tree Oil help treat toenail fungus infections. Simply apply 1 to 2 drops of the oil directly onto the infected toenails and rub it above and under the tip of the nail. Repeat this once per day.

Many people have also found that Tea Tree Oil can be used as a very effective treatment for Genital Warts.

Have a look at our reference links now.

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