Tea Tree OilÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡’Â is also known as Melaleuca. It is light yellow in color and its fragerence is similar to that of nutmeg. It is obtained by steaming leaves of tea tree and then compressing them to extract their oil. This oil has antibacterial properties and acts as a natural disinfectant. It was widely used as an antiseptic by the aborigines of places where this tree grew in abundance. Recent research conducted on tea tree oil shows that it has tremendous medicinal and health benefits to humans some of which include:
1.Beneficial for the skin.
Tea tree oil is a superb natural remedy for curing hundreds of fungal and bacterial skin ailments like oily skin, acne, abscess, blisters, athlete’s foot, sun burns, herpes, warts, insect bites, dandruff rashes, and other wounds and irritations.
2.Helpful in treating respiratory problems.
Studies have revealed that tea tree oil helps in treating respiratory problems like common sore throats, runny nose and coughs to severe respiratory problems like asthma, bronchitis, and tuberculosis. Sore throat, chest infections, congestion and clearing up mucusÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡’Â can be treated by dissolving tea tree oil in some water and breathing the steam of this water.
3.Helps in treating viral infections.
The tea tree oil has anti-viral properties that aid in fighting many common viral infections like chicken pox, measles, shingles, flu, cold sores and verrucae.
4.Helps in boosting the body immunity.
Tea tree oil strengthens the body that has been weakened due to illness, stress, or use of antibiotics. It also helps to develop the immune system of the body and prevent the occurrence of diseases.
5.Beneficial for the mouth.
Tea tree oil is also highly effective in healing fungal infections of the throat and mouth. It is thus used as a mouth wash for the treatment of oral candidiasis. It is also used for treatment of plaque, gingivitis, inflamed gums and kills mouth bacteria just before dental surgery. It is also effective in reducing mouth irritation that is usually caused by various dental procedures.
6.Treats diseases resistant to antibiotics.
Tea tree oil is known to efficiently fight a number of diseases that are usually resistant to antibiotics.
7.Beneficial to the hair.
Mixing tea tree oil your shampoo will help you to get rid of dandruff and lice in the hair.
Care should be taken when tea tree oil is consumed internally as overdosing can cause vomiting, diarrhea, impaired immune function, sleepiness, excessive drowsiness, poor coordination, confusion, and even coma. If you notice symptoms of overdose, stop it use and immediately consult your doctor.