- Tea Tree Oil Wonders
- By Sharon Hopkins
Oil from "Down Under",
Tea tree oil is yellow / greenish tinged essential oil extracted
from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia.
Australian natives used tea tree
anti-inflammatory, antiviral, insecticidal, and immune stimulant
properties. The essential oil steam distilled from its leaves
and twigs to treat range of ailments like cold, sores, acnes
even whooping cough. Combats skin infections, insect bites, and
minor wounds and is a remedy for oral infections.
The balsamic woody antiseptic
fragrant tea tree oil's magical
healing powers make it one of the best essential oils to have
your medicine closet. Beside lavender oil, tea tree oil can be
used directly without any carrier oil. It can be used undiluted
as it is non toxic, non-irritating. It is ideal to perform a
patch test your skin before using it. Blends well with lavender,
lemon, rosemary, and clove oils.
The much talked about oil treats
vaginal yeast infections,
plantar warts, warts and insect bites. Rubbing it on to scalp
will help in getting rid of nits, dandruff and lice. Fights
viruses, bacteria, fungi thereby boosting the immune system to
ward off infectious disease. It can be used undiluted on wounds,
minor cuts and insect bites. It cures the affected area by
penetrating the skin and leaving no scars.
Tea tree oil is good remedy for
acne. It heals the acne scars
and unclogs the pores. Single large drop tea tree oil dabbed
the pimple may clear it up quickly. Few drops of tea tree oil
your warm bath relax and rejuvenate you. It helps to remove
persistent body odor and soothe sore muscles. When added to
water in pools, hot tubs and spas it controls bacteria.
Massage few drops of undiluted oil
for athletes foot and ring worm infections. Inhalation
of few drops of this oil is a great relief for persistent colds,
flu, toothache, and cough. A dab of tea tree oil around your
nose will open up clogged nose soothing sinuses.
Tea tree oil has been used effectively
to treat abscess, blisters, burns, insect bites, oily skin, rashes,
spots, warts and wounds. You can use tea tree oil to cure sunburns,
diaper rash, toenail infections and problems of smelly feet.
Tea tree oil properties act as
immune booster helping the body to fight off host of micro organisms
that lead to reduction in body's natural resistance power.