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Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Posted Sep 17 2012 3:31am

Tea tree oil is a pale yellow to nearly colorless essential oil. It was used by the Bundjalung people of Eastern Australia as a traditional medicine. Tea tree oil has so many beneficial properties so much so you want it to grow in your garden.

Tea tree oil has anti viral, anti bacterial and anti fungal properties. It is also used as an antiseptic. Tea tree oil is very effective against bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, mites and scabies and head lice. Researchers have found that essential oil such as tea tree oil could be an effective alternative to antibiotics in combating drug resistant hospital super bugs.

Tea tree oil is used to treat acne, athlete’s foot, eczema and yeast infections. It can be added to vaporizer to loose chest congestion. When tea tree oil is mixed with silver it greatly increases its antimicrobial activity and minimizes side effects. Tea tree oil is generally safe for most people, but for some it may cause skin irritation and swelling. It is wise to consult your doctor before starting any mediation.

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