Some things you may want to know about Tea Tree Essential oil.
The Australian aboriginal people have extensively used tea tree oil for centuries for it's Antiseptic and antifungal qualities.
The shrub has papery bark on its stems and thin pointed leaves, with small white flowers in thick spikes, followed by the capsule-like seeds,The oil is used, while the ground-up leaves are also used in cosmetic application.
It's 11 to 13 times as strong as carbolic acid. Scientific research has found it effective against: Bacteria, Fungi & Viruses. Anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial,and some claim it can be helpful on the fight against MRSA,by using Tea Tree before admision to hospital.
Aromatherapy and essential oil use
- This must be the greatest oil to fight viruses, bacteria and fungi, thereby assisting the immune system to ward off infectious diseases.
- Although the general rule is that essential oils are never used neat, tea tree essential oil can be applied neat to minor cuts and insect bites. Wounds and scrapes can be washed out with a mixture to disinfect the area.
- It not only treats infections such as paronychia (nail infection), athlete's foot (tinea), as well as vaginitis, thrush (dilute 1 parts to 200 and use as a daily douche) and cradle cap - but also clears up wounds, and is useful with acne, dandruff and head lice.
- It furthermore helps to soothe sore muscles and generally fortifies the body.
- It has antimicrobial, antiseptic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific properties.