Essential tea tree oil is a very pale gold in colour and has a fresh camphoraceous odour. This oil is taken from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia commonly known in Australia as the ‘paper bark tree’. This tree is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is most commonly used as a topical medication as an antiseptic anaesthetic for burns, scratches and bites.
It is used by hospitals and doctors for MRSA as when it is used at lower percentages than 10% it has been found to cause a resistance to the MRSA bug.
You can also use tea tree oil as a conditioner on your hair and leave it on to illuminate head lice. Using the conditioner on your hair makes it shiny and slippery so the lice have difficulty staying attached to the strands of hair. The oil used in shampoo is also excellent in ridding your head of dandruff!
Tea tree oil is also an excellent antifungal agent and can be used against ringworms and acne. Limited research has also shown that it is also effective with the Herpes virus such as cold sores, chicken pox and shingles.
You can also inhale tea tree oil when you have a cold or cough. It helps to ease congestion in your system. Sleep with some of the oil on a handkerchief at night, it helps you breathe.
WARNING: Do not use while sun bathing or in tanning
beds. Do not use during pregnancy.
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a medical doctor if you have any health queries or problems.