Uses of Tea Tree Oil - All natural skin care treatment used to treat a variety of ailments

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 Tea Tree Oil Uses

Tea Tree Oil is a volatile product distilled from the leaves of the tea tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) found in parts of Australia. This product contains substances called terpenes, which have a powerful antibacterial action. Terpenes are able to kill many bacteria, including some that are resistant to standard antibiotics. Bacteria is so weakened that the body is able to destroy it.

Along with its effective acne prevention abilities, Tea Tree Oil is also well known for several other common uses:

  • As an antiseptic, antibacterial and anti fungal.
  • Effective against fungal skin infections including athletes foot.
  • Effective against vaginal infections including yeast infections.
  • Reduces the risk of infections and aids healing of cuts, abrasions and burns.
  • Reduces acne with fewer side effects than benzyl peroxide.
  • Soothes insect bites.
  • Helps reduce dandruff - add a few drops to shampoo when you wash your hair.
  • Helps relieve cold sores and warts.

Because of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflamatory properties, melaleuca oil has been found to be a highly effective natural remedy for for the treatment of acne.

Minor uncommon side effects include irritation to the skin and vagina, however it is generally considered safe for external use. It is also important not to take this substance internally as it is toxic if ingested. It is also very important that the products you use is from the Melaleuca Alternifolia. Since its popularity began, other species are sometimes used and these can cause skin irritation and be less effective.

 


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