Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Uses of Tea Tree Oil - 21 Benefits of Tea Tree Oil Revealed

Tea Tree Oil has been known to the Bundjalung Tribe of New South Wales Australia for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties.
This wonder oil was only tested scientifically in the early
1920's by Arthur Penfold and found to be around 12 times more
powerful than carbolic acid and yet caused no harm to the skin.
It was used extensively by the Australian Defence Force during
World War Two but due to the discovery of synthetic drugs did not
become popular again until the 1960's.
One great development was that it was found to deep penetrate the skin cleaning it and encouraging the formation of scar tissue. Over the years it has proved itself as a natural antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory oil.
It will solve most day to day first aid and medical problems. It will cure a sore throat, cold sores, coughs and dental abscesses. Some of medical uses include healing blisters, reducing swelling from insect bites and stings, cleaning and healing abrasions and cuts, cures athletes foot and is very helpful in the healing of acne.
It helps take the sting out of sunburn and softens corns and calluses. A couple of drops on toothpaste will prevent gum infections and bad breathe. It also lends to daily beauty care as putting drops in shampoo, body lotion, hand cream and in the bath will keep hair and skin clean and healthy.
Putting drops in the humidifier will clean, disinfect and refresh the air and putting drops in the dishwasher and washing machine will kill all the germs. Tea Tree Oil's anti-bacterial properties also extend use in the household chores, making the house clean and healthy.
True Tea Tree Oil is only grown in Australia. There are many
brands that are from inferior trees and not from the genuine Tea
Tree whose Botanical name is Malaeuca. The name Tea Tree was
given by Joseph Banks the botanist who travelled with Captain
Cook and collected the leaves to make a herbal teas.
Your first purchase should be made from a Health Shop until you
know how to define whether it is the genuine oil or an inferior
oil as the results will obviously not be the same with an
inferior product.
There are many excellent websites on the internet and many
excellent books which will give you all uses of this wonderful
oil. You will be amazed at the excellent results you obtain and
will find it is truly a medicine kit in a bottle.
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes
only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any
disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any
health care program.
Emily Clark is editor at
Lifestyle Health News
Medical Health News
where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.


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