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Tea Tree Oil

Other Names: Tea Tree Oil, Essential Tea Tree Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia
Traditional Usages: Vaginitis, Urethritis, Cystitis, Herpes, Leg Ulcers, Ulcers of the Throat, Septicaemia, Festering wounds, Fungal Infections, Monila, Thrush, Candida Albicans, Athlete's Foot, Infected Nails, Impetigo, Warts, Pimples, Boils, Lice Infestation, Ringworm, Cold Sores, Acne, Stings and Bites, Mosquitoes, Fleas, Inhalant to relieve Sinus Congestion, Infection Fighting Antiseptic Wash, Mouthwash for Oral Infections and Gum Disease, Psoriasis, Hemorrhoids, Penile Discharge, Excessive Odour, Jock Itch,
Resources: Australia, Tanzania, Europe, North America, Asia
Parts Used: Leaves, Small Branches, Essential Oil
Herbal Research: Tea Tree Oil
Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and breastfeeding, Avoid swallowing gargle and avoid using around the eyes.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Athletes Foot: As tea tree oil has anti-fungal properties it is very effective for athletes foot. Soak your feet in a basin of hot water. Add one tablespoon of Epson salt and one tablespoon of baking soda to the water. Mix and soak your feet in the water for 20-minutes. Dry them with paper towel and apply two tablespoons of tea tree oil.

Tea Tree Oil – Herbal remedy for Body Odour: Make a deodorant by mixing two drops of oil with one ounce of water.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Boils: It is a natural antiseptic and can be used in the treatment of boils. Tea tree oil has a strong smell and not everyone can tolerate it. Put the oil on the boil just after bathing each day until it is healed.

Tea Tree Oil – Herbal remedy for Cold Sores: Tea tree oil has anti-viral properties that have shown some success in controlling the herpes simplex virus. A few drops of the oil should be applied directly to sores (on the outside of the mouth only, never on internal sores) several times a day.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Dandruff:  Tea tree oil is a common natural remedy for dandruff. Tea tree oil is native to Australia, and it has natural antiseptic and antibiotic properties. Tea tree oil becomes stronger in the presence of an infection. Apply directly to the scalp or you can add several drops to your regular shampoo.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Fungal Infection: Apply a few drops of tea tree oil directly to the affected area three times daily. If you have sensitive skin, dilute it with a few drops of vegetable oil. Continue this natural remedy for at least two weeks.
Health Warning: Tea tree oil should not be ingested, it should not be taken as food or drink.

Tea Tree Oil – Herbal remedy for Genital Herpes: Take a bath and gently clean the affected area with a very mild soap. Then use a hair dryer to dry the area instead of using a towel. Put some tea tree oil on a piece of cotton wool and apply it to the lesions.
Health Warning:  It does burn but it heals the lesions much faster

Tea Tree Oil – Herbal remedy for Ingrown Toenails: Apply few drops of tea tree oil directly on the ingrown toenail. Apply twice daily until nails grow normally

Tea Tree Oil – Herbal remedy for Oral Herpes: Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties and is effective in treating cold sores. Apply a few drops on cold sores.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Perspiration (Excessive Sweating)Tea tree oil has astringent properties and is a very good anti-fungal agent. Thus it is very effective in dealing with the problem of excessive sweating. Just apply a few drops on the armpits, feet or other areas.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Pimples: Tea tree oil helps ailments of the skin including acne. It is considered antiseptic and antibacterial. Place a small amount of oil on the acne. Let it stay on your face overnight and wash it off the next morning. The acne will be significantly less noticeable.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Psoriasis:  Tea tree oil based shampoos help lots of people with scalp disorders, especially psoriasis. Tea tree oil has a long history of traditional use by Australian aboriginals who used tea tree leaves for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area. Tea tree oil contains antiseptic and antifungal properties. The anti-microbial effects of tea tree oil help to naturally reduce the psoriasis. Tea tree oil is the active ingredient in a variety of creams, lotions, soaps and shampoos.
Health Warning: Tea tree oil is toxic if ingested and should only be used topically

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Ringworm: Apply some tea tree oil on affected area. Three times daily until condition improves.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Sexually Transmitted Infections:  Tea tree oil is a powerful remedy for soothing STI symptoms. It can ease the pain caused by syphilis. Applying this oil on the infected area with the help of a clean cotton ball can bring a lot of relief. You need to follow this mode of treatment for at least a few weeks until the infection goes away. Another method is to add a few drops of this essential oil to your daily bath to ease the painful symptoms. Women can apply very light vaginal douche of tea tree oil to soothe the discomfort from chlamydia, trichomoniasis and syphilis.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Sores: Tea tree oil is a natural antiviral and disinfectant and helps to heal a sore more quickly.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Syphilis: Dip a cotton pad in oil and apply twice a day on the rashes.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Vaginal Discharge:  Tea tree oil helps in getting rid of bad smells. Tea tree works by killing the odour causing bacteria.

Tea Tree Oil – Herbal remedy for Vaginal Yeast Infection: Soak a tampon in a cup of water to which you have added a few drops of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil contains the vital ingredient, terpinen-4-ol,  that kills bacteria and candida yeast, a type of a fungus. Insert the tampon and wear a pad to catch drips. Repeat three times a day until the yeast infection is gone.

Tea Tree Oil - Herbal remedy for Bacterial Vaginitis:  Tea tree oil products are used to eliminate unwanted bacteria.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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