Tea Tree Oil (also known as Melaleuca) a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. It is a natural antibacterial disinfectant that was commonly used as a general antiseptic and traditional medicine for centuries. The native Australians crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, which is then inhaled to treat coughs and colds or applied directly to the skin for healing. 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. Tea tree oil contains a number of compounds, including terpinen-4-ol, that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. These germ-fighting properties make tea tree oil a valued natural remedy for treating bacterial and fungal skin conditions, preventing infection and heal the skin. It effectively fight a number of infections that are resistant to some antibiotics.
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.
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. Tea tree essential oil can be used for several purposes, such as keeping your skin, hair and nails healthy.
Acne: Tea tree oil can be a powerful weapon against acne. Several studies have shown that it helps reduce the amount and overall severity of it. An effective treatment of acne is to dab a cotton swab into tea tree oil and then gently apply the oil onto affected areas before goin to sleep. In the morning, rinse off the oil and wash your face as usual. Repeat this daily.
Boils and Carbuncles: Tea Tree Oil speed up the healing process while also relieving discomfort. Dip a cotton swab into the tea tree oil and then apply it directly onto the boil or carbuncle. Be sure to carefully dispose of the swab and make sure it does not touch any uninfected parts of your skin. Repeat this 3 to 5 times per day until the boil has healed.
Toenail Fungus: Tea Tree Oil help treat toenail Tree helps alot.
Warts: Many people have also found that Tea Tree Oil can be used as a very effective treatment for genital warts. An effective remedy is to dip a cotton swab into the tea tree oil and gently apply it to the wart. Repeat this once a day for 10 days.
Yeast Infection: Research shows that Tea Tree Oil can help treat difficult and milder Yeast Infection. However, for severe infections using it along with conventional drugs can speed up the healing process. A simple remedy is to mix 3-4 drops of Tea Tree Oil in one tablespoon of coconut oil and apply it topically just outside of the vaginal area before going to bed. The amount of Tea Tree Oil can be reduced depending on the sensitivity levels of your skin.
Mouth Wash: Tea Tree Oil acts as a natural cure for bad breath, oral candidiasis, gingivitis, plaque, and inflamed gums. It kills mouth bacteria prior to dental surgery and also reduces mouth irritation that is often caused by dental procedures. It also fight germs that cause tooth decay.
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:
Canker Sore and Laryngitis: Diluted in water, Tea Tree Oil is an effective treatment for canker sores and laryngitis:
Dandruff and Lice: Dandruff, or white flakes of dead skin that fall from the scalp, isn’t dangerous. Studies have shown that shampoos with 5% of Tea Tree Oil can cure dandruff and get rid of head lice. You can also create your own shampoo by mixing 1 drop of tea tree oil per 1 oz. of your regular shampoo. Massage the mixture into your scalp and then rinse as usual.
Hand Sanitizer: Tea tree oil makes an ideal all natural hand sanitizer.
Insect Repellant: Tea tree oil may help keep insects away.
Natural Deodorant: Tea tree oil’s antibacterial effects may help control underarm odor.
Antiseptic Cuts and Bruises :injuries that result in broken skin make it easy for germs to enter your bloodstream, which can lead to infection.
Wound Healing: In addition to preventing infection in cuts and abrasions, tea tree oil may also encourage wound healing.
All-Purpose Cleaner: Tea tree oil makes a great all-purpose cleaner that also sanitizes surfaces.
Soothe out skin inflammation: Tea tree oil may help relieve inflamed skin.
Psoriasis: This is an autoimmune condition characterized by outbreaks of red, itchy, scaly skin. Tea Tree Oil can help manage the itchiness and pain especially on the skin.