AustraliaTea Tree Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil
Immune stimulant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections.
Oil massages prior to an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock. For skin and hair, Tea Tree has been used to combat acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff.
Application: Dilute 1 part essential oil with 4 parts carrier oil and apply one to two drops on location; Diffuse
By Mark A. Totilo
Tea Tree is a very popular oil used in. It is best known for being a powerful immune stimulant and its ability to fight Bacteria, Fungi, and Viruses. Tea Tree oil can help with colds, measles, sinusitis and viral infections. It is excellent for skin, hair, acne, oily skin, head lice and dandruff.
Another interesting use of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be found in the book, The Essential Oil Desk Reference, it can help with the effects of radiation.
Tea Tree is from the Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree native to Australia, which can grow up to twenty feet. It thrives in marshy areas and is very robust. The pale yellow to colorless oil has a thin consistency but is very strong. It has a fresh, antiseptic, medicinal aroma. The oil is steamed distilled from the leaves of the tree. Tea Tree can be diffused or applied topically, but could cause some skin sensitization. However it should never be taken internally.
Its history shows that the Aborigines of the outback of Australia used it for healing. Tea Tree was used extensively used during World War II. Every soldier and sailor during was issued Tea Tree oil because it was effective against tropical infections and infected wounds.
Research has shown, when used before surgery it strengthens the body and reduces the effects of post operative shock. Tea Tree Oil has seen a surge of use commercially as can be seen by the plethora of products now using this essential oil.
CAUTION: In occasional circumstances people can have allergic reactions to Tea Tree Essential Oil, from mild contact dermatitis to severe blisters and rashes. Undiluted Tea Tree Essential Oil may cause skin irritation, blistering and itching.
Tea Tree Essential Oil SHOULD NOT be taken internally, even in small doses. It can cause impaired immune function, diarrhea, and potentially fatal central nervous system depression. Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy.
Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms of overdose: excessive drowsiness, sleepiness, poor coordination, diarrhea or vomiting.
Don’t use Tea Tree oil if pregnant or nursing and keep out of the reach of children or pets.
We recommend the application of a small amount of Tea Tree Oil to the skin as a test. Watch for any adverse reactions. If any type of reaction occurs discontinue use of this oil topically and consult your physician.
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