Tea Tree

We often hear about tee tree oil benefits and its medicinal value. Tea tree oil contains more than 98 compounds, which make it so useful for us. The name “tea tree” refers to several plants from Myrtaceae family. Tea tree oil is made from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia. This tree is native to Australia and is valued due to its essential oil. Traditionally the leaves of this tree were used to make tea be Australians and sailors.

Nowadays tea tree oil uses is wide. First of all it’s a natural and eco-friendly way to care of you skin. There is a great number of benefits of tea tree oil. Due to the fact that tea tree oil has antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties it helps to heal:

  • cuts;
  • burns;
  • eczema;
  • athlete’s foot;
  • insect bites;
  • dandruff ;
  • lice;
  • acne;
  • ringworm;
  • fungal nail infection;
  • herpes;
  • mouth and nose infections;
  • boils;
  • ear infections;
  • toothache;
  • vaginal infections;
  • sore throat.

So, as you can see the range of uses for tea tree oil is really huge. It is used only topically, taken by mouth may have very negative side effects. You can also add tea tree oil to the bath to treat cough, pulmonary inflammation and bronchial congestion. When using topically be sure that you don’t have allergic reaction to tea tree oil. Sometimes it may cause skin irritation, dryness, redness. Pregnant and breast-feeding women can also use it, but only topically.

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