Tea tree oil is extracted from twigs and leaves of the tea tree plant. The plant is native to Australia, owing to the numerous health benefits of Tea tree oil it is also termed as All-cure medicine in the continent. With lot of medicinal benefits comprised in the Tea tree oil, it has been articulately used since several centuries. This age old tradition of herbal treatment continues to be a prominent part of our day-to-day lives.
Health Benefits of Tea Tree oil
Health benefits of Tea Tree Oil are owing to its Main constituent Terpinene-4 which lends therapeutic properties to the essential oil. Tea tree oil has numerous properties which can be used to cure various viral, bacterial, and fungal problems inherent in one's system. It has been recognized as one of the widely used natural remedy to combat infections of any nature.
Benefits as antibacterial : As an anti-bacterial, Tea tree oil can cure warts appearing on any parts of the body. Whether the growth of warts occurs in clusters or whether they grow as single protrusions, the application of tea tree oil can help one get relief from the formation of warts . In fact, tea tree oil has been proven to be beneficial especially in treating genital wart, which is formed in or around the genital regions of one's body. In the treatment of warts or genital warts with the use of tea tree oil, all one has to do is dab a cotton swab in the essential oil and apply it to the wart, later cover with peel of garlic. If one practices this everyday for a period of approximately 10 days, the wart will eventually fall off.
Benefits as Anti septic : As an anti septic, Tea tree oil is used for curing open wounds such as boils, cuts, and Carbuncies. With an external application of Tea tree oil on such open wounds, the probability of tetanus or septic is not only diminished, but also works wonders in the cure of the skin ailment without any side effects. Likewise, any insect stings or bites on any parts of the body can be treated with Tea tree oil. All one has to do is dab a cotton swab into Tea tree oil and apply it on the open wound. If one practices this at least thrice every day, for a period of one week, the open wounds shall be completely cured.
Benefits against infections : With the anti microbial and antiseptic properties endowed in Tea tree oil, it can be used externally to cure any types of acne and pimples. However, one has to follow the application of Tea tree oil on the acnes and pimples prominent on one's body part. You will have to dab a cotton swab in the Tea tree oil and apply it on the acne or pimple just before retiring to bed. In the morning, clean the application of tea tree oil with water. After a period of 2 weeks, one could see the pimples and acnes disappearing or becoming less prominent in visibility.
Beneficial as anti microbial agent : Its main constituent terpinen-4-ol content, present in lower limit of 30% contributes largely to the anti microbial properties of tea tree oil. Thus works wonders on Staphylococcus aureus, Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis.
Benefits for skin : Tea tree oil has natural agents which can help in curing all your skin ailments. Moreover, it is endowed with anti bacterial, and anti septic properties to render your skin various benefits. Cicatrizing properties of tea tree oil makes it a useful blend for skin creams and lotions. It is also effective in treating scalp problems of dandruff, lice etc.
Benefits for oral pain and hygiene : Tea tree oil is good for maintaining oral hygiene, as this oil has anti microbial as well as anti bacterial properties. The microbes and bacteria's in your gums will be gone in no time, if you use Tea tree oil as prescribed. All you have to do is use Tea tree oil as a mouthwash, by putting 2 to 3 drops of the same in warm water. As a mouthwash, you will have to use this solution to gargle. Moreover, you can also add a drop of tea tree oil to your toothpaste for brushing your teeth. In doing so, not only will you be cured from all your oral ailments such as gum pain , plaque, and problems of similar nature, but also be freed from your problem of bad breath.
Benefits for congestion and sore throat : Tea tree oil owing to its antiviral properties is very beneficial in curing your influenza , viral cold, sinus related problems such as nasal congestions or blocked nose, as well as helps you gain relief from cold related problems such as sore throat. For combating against nasal congestion, add 2 to 3 drops of tea tree oil in boiling water, inhale the steam for 8 to 10 minutes for instant relief. Similarly, for relieving yourself from the problem of sore throat, you will have to inhale the vapors of the same mixture for 10 to 15 minutes by covering a towel around the pot of boiled water.
Beneficial in curing fungal infections : Tea tree oil can also help you fight any sort of fungal ailments, due to the anti-fungal properties inherent in it. In doing so, Tea tree oil can be used for curing toe nail infections, or any infections of like nature. It is great in treating common fungal infections such as ringworms.
Beneficial in removal of toxins : Owing to the sudorific properties of tea tree oil it aids in removal of toxins, which are produced as a by-product in our body. Perspiration and urination are two of few methods adopted by our system for removal of toxins in the body, Tea tree helps open pores and moisten skin which further aids the process of sweating and also ensures quick elimination of toxic wastes like uric acid apart from washing away excess salt and water content from the body.
Benefits for urinary system : because of its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties, tea tree oil has been found beneficial in Urinary Tract Infection, cystitis and thrush.
Beneficial for immune system : Tea tree essential oil is found to be an effective immunity booster, thus helping our body to fight with diseases and infections.
Benefits to respiratory system of body : The anti-bacterial properties of tea tree oil are beneficial for body in defending respiratory issues such as asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, coughs, sinusitis. etc. Tea tree oil fights the bacteria and helps in clearing mucus accumulated in the lungs.
Cold sores : Tea tree oil is beneficial in treating cold sores. This again is attributed to anti-viral properties of the oil.
Psychological benefits : Psychological profile (psychic protector): Teatree is useful for fear, hypochondria, hysteria and negativity. It also helps calm our senses and revive us effectively from shocks.
Aromatherapy blending of tea tree oil
Tea Tree oil blends well with – Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Mandarin, Orange, Rosemary and Thyme oil
Precautions to be taken while using Tea tree oil
Firstly, you should refrain from administering Tea tree oil on any pregnant women. Tea tree oil in its purest form is recommended for external application. However, intake of the same can cause sleepiness, lack of coordination, vomiting, diarrhea, and may even send the user in a state of coma. Tea tree oil is safe when applying neat, but caution should be practiced so as not to overdose the amount prescribed.