Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
About Tree Oil
Imported from Australia; the oil is extracted utilizing steam distillation process. Tea Tree is a small, scrub like tree with needle shaped leaves. Botanical name is Melaleuca Alternifolia; the color of the essential oil is Pale Yellow to colorless, consistency is thin with a medium to strong aroma.
Possible Benefits of Tea Tree Oil:
It is a very powerful immune stimulant; it can fight all three infectious organisms, bacteria, fungi and viruses. For the skin and scalp, it has been used to fight acne, head lice, oily skin, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, toenail/fingernail fungus, athlete’s foot, ringworm, dry/cracked skin, minor wounds, insect bites, sunburn, herpes, vaginal infections and more. It is considered to be beneficial for healing scalp psoriasis.
It is one of the strongest natural antiseptic and keeps its effectiveness in the presence of blood and infection. Tea Tree Oil Therapy is a powerful medicine that is quite gentle to the skin; it penetrates and heals the skin while being kind to healthy tissues.
Tea Tree Oil has shown to be many more times effective than other antiseptics like Phenol, Chlorhexidine, Hydrogen Peroxide and Quartarnary Ammonium compounds.
During studies preformed by health care professionals’ the oil has proven to be more effective in killing staph bacteria than many popular antibiotics made by man. Additional studies have shown that benzoyl peroxide is less effective in treating acne then tea tree oil and the oil does not leave the skin red and irritated.
According to physicians, oil passed the Kelsey Sykes test, the most rigorous antiseptic test available. It proved effective, both in vitro and in vivo, against fungi such as Candida albicans and ringworm, and bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Streptococcus. In the publication Natural Health, Natural Medicine, Dr. Andrew Weil stated that “tea tree oil is the best treatment I know for fungal infections of the skin.”
A statement from the National Psoriasis Foundation, “Today, tea tree oil is the active ingredient in a variety of creams, lotions, soaps and shampoos. Some Foundation members report success with it, particularly for scalp psoriasis.” Information quoted from the Internet Health Library, “Research in Australia has shown that tea tree oil and oil of lavender are both helpful in treating eczema. These oils should be added to a good carrier oil such as vitamin E oil or almond oil before being applied to the affected areas. Vitamin E, as mentioned above, is an excellent antioxidant and therefore helps strengthen and nourish the blood vessels.”
Blend with Carrier Oil:
Tea Tree oil blends well with Vitamin E, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Wheat Germ, Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Thyme and Rosemary Oil.
Keep out of reach of children & animal. Use only as directed.
Don’t use tea tree oil if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The oil may burn if it gets into the eyes, nose, mouth, or other tender areas.
Some people have allergic reactions, including rashes and itching, when applying tea tree oil. Good idea to try a patch test first.
If you have heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, epilepsy, cancer or other major health condition, use oil cautiously.
If you experience redness, irritation, swelling and pain, stop use immediately and consult a Physician.
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