Uses for Tea Tree Oil
1920, the properties of Tea Tree Oil were tested for the first
time by Dr. A. Penfold. It was discovered that it was 12 times
more potent then carbolic acid, a widely used antiseptic at the time.
As a result research and testing continued on for many decades, which
contributed to its increased use by the public. The medical community
was amazed at the effectiveness of the oils ability to sterilize
wounds and prevent infections resulted form surgery. With the introduction
of penicillin in the late 1940s, the popularity of melaleuca
oil began to diminish. More recently with more improved harvesting
practices, as well as the growth in immunity to antibiotics,
a new demand for this substance has been created and this save all
natural substance is now available in a large variety of products.
When compared to iodine and hydrogen peroxide, tea tree oil does
not harm human tissue making it a much safer and less evasive substance.
Upon application of tea tree oil germs are killed instantly and their
growth is prevented for several days afterwards.
common antibiotics consist of simple chemical structures that germs
can easily develop immunity too, however, melaleuca oil,
its extremely complex chemical composition makes this immunity not
only very difficult, but highly unlikely.
all natural product has many available uses due to its vast
healing potential in most skin diseases and respiratory illnesses. After
of melaleuca oil, improvement has been noted for acne, dandruff,
burns, cold sores, wards and abrasions. Recent research also indicates
a use for fighting infection in first and second degree burns while
quickly healing skin tissue and preventing scarring.