The benefit of tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia) was discovered in the 18th century in Australia where the natives used tea tree oil to treat many diseases. The health benefits of this oil you can attribute to its properties that are antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic and antiviral. Also you can use this oil in skin care and hair care.
The tea plant is an evergreen wild plant. Recently a lot of people, in many countries cultivate this plant on plantations. Plant’s leaves are like needles and flowers are white. Tea tree essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the twigs and leaves of plants. Tea tree is native to Australia, which is why this oil is so common and popular in that country. However, its impressive qualities have spread to other parts of the world, so you can buy it in almost every country.
The reputation that this oil holds in the treatment of diseases is certainly not without reason. You can use it as a cure for almost all infections and tropical diseases. However, use it carefully. It is intended only for external use!
The benefits of tea tree oil as a medicine
When Mother Nature created her illness, she also creates medicine. Microbes, bacteria, viruses and fungi are at their peak in the tropics. So the most of herbs for the treatment of dangerous diseases you can find there. Tea tree is one of those herbs. Tea tree oil can cure some of the most dangerous bacterial infections that can be found in the tropics.
The oil is rarely taken orally, and then exclusively diluted. It can cure the internal bacterial infections, such as those in the large intestine, the stomach, the urinary system. It can also be used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Germs have no chance against this oil, because it is very effective antimicrobial substance. It can kill and keep away certain microorganisms that are responsible for severe dengue fever and malaria.
Viral infections are very dangerous and often repeated because the virus can survive in very difficult conditions. Some viruses have enough integrity to develop new cyst every time when active, like the common cold, to lie our immune system. You can kill the virus only if you kill the cyst using a particular compound. Also, you can kill them if are exposed to extreme heat, which is beyond their tolerance. The oil also helps in the treatment of viral infections such as flu, mumps, measles and more.
Treatment of colds
People who suffer from cough, fever, congestion, headaches and other problems associated with cold, can benefit from tea tree oil. It provides relief from cough and congestion. You can rub it on your chest or place on a pillow so that it can do its magic work at night. And you’ll wake up with a much better feeling.
If you suffer from dandruff and hair loss, simply apply a diluted amount of tea tree oil on your hair. Increased blood flow will allow the hair follicle to stay healthy and at the same time to strengthen. So you will not suffer from premature hair loss. Also oil effectively reduces the amount of dandruff and dry skin!
It is obvious that oil of tea tree which is lethal to bacteria and viruses will be effective against insects. The oil repels insects such as mosquitoes and bugs close to someone who has it applied to the skin.
Open wounds are most susceptible to infection by bacteria and fungi, which can lead to sepsis. Therefore you must protect it well. The oil can be a good preventive measure because it is an excellent antiseptic. You can apply it directly to the wounds, sores, cuts, including insect bites and stings, to protect yourself from infections. It is good as antibiotic without any of their undesirable side effects.
Property of stimulants
This essential oil has a stimulating effect on blood circulation, and most importantly, the immune system. It strengthens the immune system and acts a shield against many types of infections. Therefore, it is very popular in aromatherapy, because it fits well with many other oils, such as lavender, rosemary, chamomile…
Removing toxins from the body
In addition to infection, another cause of the disease is the accumulation of toxins in the body. These toxins are generated by the body itself, formed as a by-product of different reactions, or can enter the body through food and water. Our body has certain mechanisms for eliminating these toxins. One of them is sweating, which involves the removal of toxins; moisturize the skin; opening pores and cooling the body in this way.
You can use the oil for incitement of sweating. It also helps to remove excess salt and water from the body. This further prevents the occurrence of acne that tea tree oil is often recommended.
Tea tree oil is effective against fungal infections. It inhibits the growth of fungi and treat diseases such as dermatitis and athlete’s foot.
Shampoo for pets
You can enrich shampoo for bathing pets with essential oil of tea tree. Just add about 20 drops of oil in the shampoo of 7 fl oz. (200 ml), mix well and use as normal.
Other benefits of tea tree oil
The oil can provide relief from pain in muscles and in sprains. Because of its strong chemical properties have anti-inflammatory properties and also stimulate blood flow to a particular area. Thus accelerating the healing process.
A few words of caution
Although there aren’t risks of externals application of tea tree oil, in some rare cases people can be too sensitive to it, as a form of minor allergies. However, there have been numerous reports of people who have accidentally consumed tea tree oil. The side effects of the consumption of oils can be quite serious and include confusion, hallucinations, drowsiness, unsteadiness, severe rash, vomiting, diarrhea, general weakness, and stomach pains. If you are pregnant, nursing or have use of some medications, avoid tea tree oil.
Application of tea tree oil
You should use the tea tree oil in the following concentrations:
The skin: in preparations to 1.25%
The hair: in the compositions up to 2%
The nails: in the compositions up to 20%
Intimate hygiene and after shave: up to 2%
In aromatherapy: undiluted oil with a recommendation phyto-aromatherapist.
Tea tree essential oil is very stable when kept in dark bottles, with occasional opening and exposure to daylight. The oil does not change significantly even after one year from the first use.
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