Unusual use of tea tree oil
Do not confuse this oil with tea tree extract (Camellia sinensus) - Tea tree oil is obtained from the leaves of the Australian plant Melalenca Alternifolia.
Tea tree oil is highly toxic if swallowed, but with a host of useful features, essential in the treatment and prevention of a variety of diseases, called him "a first aid kit in a bottle."
1. Natural Antiseptic
Contained in the composition of tea tree oil terpenes give this versatile substance, antiseptic properties. Tea tree oil has proven effective even against antibiotic resistant bacteria methicillin-resistant staph that is resistant to many common antibiotics. For this reason, tea tree oil is often used as a natural remedy to prevent infection in minor wounds, blisters and burns.
2. The remedy for acne (acne)
Thanks to the antimicrobial properties of terpenes, tea tree oil is also widely used to combat acne. It proved that the gel content of five percent tea tree oil when applied to the affected areas as effective as an identical dose of benzoyl peroxide. Treatment Tea tree oil is slower, but it is a natural remedy is much less harmful to the skin.
3. The remedy for nail fungus
Studies show that oil helps to treat a fungus on the nails of the feet and hands better than drugstore counterparts. undiluted tea tree oil is applied to the infected nails twice a day, which alleviates the symptoms, and in some cases even completely cure this unsightly affliction.
People are prone to oral infections (fungal or bacterial), tea tree oil is useful as an effective natural mouthwash. You can also add a drop of undiluted tea tree oil toothpaste right before brushing the teeth, to give it a similar medicinal properties.
It is very important never to swallow the tea tree oil as it contains toxic compounds that can cause nausea, disorientation, and in severe cases can lead to coma.
5. The agent for the treatment of scalp
Tea tree oil can be a real cure for itchy, flaky scalp and is therefore often used as not to cause dry-friendly alternative to harsh chemical anti-dandruff shampoo. A shampoo with tea tree oil are available in many stores natural health products, as well as you can prepare yourself at home.
6. The cure for a sore throat
Tea tree oil diluted in water, is also an excellent natural remedy for sore throat. You need to add 2 - 3 drops of oil into the boiling water, lower the person to the couple, and cover head with a towel so that the steam as it got them into a trap. Inhale deeply for 5 - 10 minutes. You will find that not only your throat feel better, but will also facilitate the healing vapor breathing and relieve nasal congestion. In addition, you can add 3 - 4 drops of tea tree oil in warm water for rinsing. Make it up to two times a day to relieve pain and kill the bacteria in the throat and tonsil surface. *** Again, be careful not to swallow the tea tree oil.
7. Getting rid of lice
Combined with peppermint, tea tree oil shows excellent results in the prevention of head lice in children. Treatment Tea Tree Oil is also very effective for the removal of existing lice. However, we must remember that in spite of the undoubted benefits that oil brings when used by people for small animals, it is extremely dangerous and is not recommended for use.
8. Relief insect bites
Liberally apply tea tree oil places insect bites to disinfect the wound, relieve pain and prevent itching. You need to put a bandage on top of that the oil does not evaporate. Use once or twice a day until healed.
9. Treatment depriving
Ringworm - a fungal infection of the skin caused by exposure to bacteria fungus tinea - is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with infected people, animals or household items. Due to its anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil can be used for the treatment of zoster and prevent it from spreading. two or three times a day for treatment of lichen apply undiluted tea tree oil should be. Any personal items that may have been in contact with the fungus, can be cleaned with a detergent with tea tree oil to prevent further spread of infection.
10. Household Cleaners
The same antibacterial properties which make tea tree oil is so effective for killing infections in the body, also make it possible to use it as a wonderful household cleaner. The liter bottle with a spray to mix 120 ml of vinegar and 700 ml of water, then add about 10 drops of tea tree oil. Received tool can be used to clean the mold, disinfect bathrooms and even for cleaning windows and mirrors, because upon drying it does not leave streaks.
With such a wide range of useful properties, tea tree oil should be for the adherents of all the natural one of the favorite products. However, do not forget to buy only certified one hundred percent pure tea tree oil to avoid potentially dangerous additives.