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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, Olive Oil, Rosemary and Eucalyptus – Herbal remedy for Head Lice: Mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil, one teaspoon of tea tree oil and one teaspoon of rosemary or eucalyptus oil into a small amount of shampoo - the amount you would normally use in your hair. Apply the mixture to your hair or your child's hair as you would with regular shampoo. Place a tight-fitting shower cap over your hair, this traps the mixture and lice together. Leave the mixture in the hair for at least 30-minutes. Rinse your hair thoroughly and wash it with shampoo once or twice to get all the oils out. Repeat this treatment daily until your hair is lice-free. Use a head lice fine comb to help remove all the head lice.
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