Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Power of Tea Tree Oil

For centuries aboriginal people of Australia have been using Tea Tree Oil for various ailments.  There have been many scientific studies that conclude that Tea Tree Oil has powerful antifungal, antiviral, and antibiotic properties.

I myself have used tea tree oil for years.  When I was in college I had a horrible throat infection that just would not go away - no matter how many prescriptions I was given.  A friend's mom, who was a naturapath, suggested I try making a rise with a few drops of tea tree oil in water and garggle with it.  I gave it a shot.  A week later, no more throat infection!

There are many other suggested uses for Tea Tree Oil.  According to the book Prescription for Nutritional Healing by James F Balch it can be used for:

  • Disinfecting wounds
  • Healing of any skin condition including acne, athlete's foot, and cuts & scrapes.
  • Fungal infections
  • Herpes outbreaks
  • Insect and spider bites
  • Scabies
  • Vaginitis
  • Warts
  • Can be added to water and gargle for colds and sore throats
  • Can be added to water and used as a douche for yeast infections.

Tea Tree Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil are known as the only essential oils that can be applied directly to the skin and have a nominal risk of skin irritation.  If however, skin irritation occurs, you should discontinue use.

 I've also used it in homemade household cleaner - a few drops of tea tree oil in a water/white vinegar solution leaves your house smelling fresh and clean while (hopefully!) killing germs.  A few drops of Tea Tree Oil in a load of laundry will provide the same effect for your clothes.

All this to say, it's pretty amazing stuff!  I have a feeling that it helps a lot of other medical issues that we don't even know about yet. 

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