This essential oil is a clear to very pale yellow oil. It is loved by many health professionals who work with alternative medicine and natural remedies. It has remarkable healing properties. This oil is used by aroma therapists and manufacturers for natural alternative medicine products, such as antiseptics, creams lotions, toothpastes, shampoos, and other products.
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It can be used to naturally clean, soothe, and repair. The genus Melaleuca includes tea trees. These trees are also known as honey myrtles or paper barks. Melaleuca alternifolia, a Melaleuca alternifolia plant that is native to Australia’s northeast coast, is used to make Melaleuca oil. The medicinal aroma is extracted by steam distillation and is generally compared to cypress, cardmom, and camphor.
Tea tree oil was first used by Captain Cook and his crew on The Endeavour in 1770s as a substitute for regular tea. Tea tree oil has been proven to be a powerful antiseptic, antibiotic, and an antifungal agent. It has also been shown to be effective in treating dandruff, due to its ability treat Malasseziafurfur, the most common cause.
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Tea tree oil can also be used to soothe sunburns, poison Ivy, ear infections and bee bites. Tea tree oil should not be used in high concentrations on sensitive skin. It should only be used externally. Tea Tree oil is often called the “miracle oil” in alternative medicine. Although it is not the only oil that is anti-fungal, antibacterial, and antiviral, it is a very popular oil in alternative medicine and is extensively tested by scientists.
Tea Tree is safe if used correctly and in small amounts. However, it should be used with caution if used extensively, especially if the skin is broken or if there are rashes that are not caused by fungus. Tea Tree Oil can burn if it comes in contact with the eyes, nose or mouth or any other sensitive or tender area. Tea tree oil should not be swallowed as it can cause nerve damage and other problems. A specialized health practitioner should be consulted to determine the best treatment for you.