Tea Tree Essential Oil. Description, Benefits & Uses


Tea tree oil is one of the most popular and the reason for it – a powerful therapeutic effect. It is an effective natural treatment in prevention of different diseases.

Melaleuca oil, which is known in many parts of the world as tea tree oil, comes from the leaves of the tea tree plant. Native to Australia, this plant is a member of the myrtle tree family and was discovered in the 1700s. For many years, tea tree oil has been valued for being having properties that protect the body against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. In fact, in the 1920s, it was used in surgery to prevent infections and clean wounds.

History of Tea Tree Oil

It is believed that the Aborigines of Australia have been using the leaves of the indigenous Melaleuca Tree (whose leaves are used to make tea tree oil) in their medications for centuries. They inhaled the oils from the crushed leaves to treat coughs and colds, sprinkled crushed leaves on their wounds and used an infusion of soaked leaves to treat sore throats or skin ailments.

Use of the oil itself, as opposed to the un-extracted plant material, did not become common practice until researcher Arthur Penfold published the first reports of its antimicrobial activity in a series of papers in the 1920s and 1930s. In evaluating the antimicrobial activity, he found that tea tree oil was 11 times more active than phenol.

The commercial tea tree oil industry was born shortly thereafter although interest in tea tree oil ebbed after World War II, presumably due to the development of effective antibiotics and the waning image of natural products. Interest was rekindled in the 1970s as part of the general renaissance of interest in natural products.

Effects & Actions of Tea Tree Oil

Effects of tea tree oil on internal organs and systems

  • strong antibacterial
  • antiviral
  • anti-inflammatory
  • powerful antiseptic
  • immunomodulator
  • antifungal

Effects of tea tree oil on psycho-emotional sphere

It is used to treat mood disorders of both acute and chronic types. This oil is particularly indicated for people with unstable mentality. Relieves the symptoms of anxiety and sorrow, gives self-confidence and makes communication more free. As tea tree oil reduces fatigue, it increases efficiency and eliminates general weakness.

It helps get rid of delusions, obsessions, fears, panic and hysterical reactions. This fragrance is suitable for those who want to gain more independence and establish themselves in their self-sufficiency, it contributes to rational decision-making, bold actions and performance.

Tea tree oil helps to resist negative influences and aggression, has protecting effects. In addition, tea tree – oil, activating thinking processes and perceptions, stimulating memory.

Effects of tea tree oil on human bio-energy field

Eiminates the malignancy of plasma tract (chakras), provoked by the primitivism of spiritual motives, escalating energy simplified type, or “stealing” it from others. It restores the natural frequency of vibration of the chakras, and the thickness of the symmetrical shape of the aura. It protects against power aggression.

Usage of Tea Tree Oil in Cosmetology

Tea Tree Oil to Prevent Acne: Its antiseptic properties help treat blemishes and its antibacterial properties control the formation of new ones.

Smoothes the skin and restores the complexion. It is effective to treat skin itching, eczema and dermatitis, as well as at various fungal infections of the skin.

Tea Tree Oil Removes Infections: Tea tree oil has been shown to have activity against dermatophytes, fungi that cause infections of the hair skin and nails. It has shown efficacy in treating onychomycosis, a fungal infection of the nail, and interdigital tinea pedis, a fungal infection of the feet between the toes.

Tea Tree Oil in Hair Care: It has an antiseptic effect and produce anti-inflammatory effects in various lesions of the scalp. Secondly, it normalizes the sebaceous glands and eliminates fungal infections of the skin. In addition, tea tree oil is great fights dandruff, has a warming effect and stimulates the growth of curls. At the same time it is quite often seen as a part of masks, shampoos and conditioners for hair-known cosmetic brands.

Domestic use of tea tree essential oil: repels moles, gnats, mosquitoes, ticks and other insects. Disinfects the air in the room during epidemics.

Indications in Usage of Tea Tree Oil

  • Natural treatment of oral diseases: acute and chronic periodontal inflammation perekoronaritov and Post-extraction wells, after complex traumatic removal of teeth and roots.
  • Inhibits the growth of bacteria such as staphylococci, streptococci, pneumococci, gonococci, Escherichia coli.
  • Unlike antibiotics tea tree oil kills bacteria, viruses and fungi, and limits their rate and bring the number up to the maximum permissible standards at the same time stimulating the human immune system.
  • Intensifies the function of white blood cells, creating a protective barrier to the penetration of pathogenic bacteria.
  • Excellent antiseptic for diseases of the genitourinary system, helps with cystitis. Oil is indicated for chronic adnexitis, vulvovaginitis, thrush, vaginitis trihomonadnyh.
  • Treatment of skin diseases: abrasions, acne, scabies, fungal diseases of the feet, herpes, neurodermatitis, allergies.
  • Tea tree oil is effective in almost all respiratory diseases: bronchitis, flu, sore throat, otitis.

Contraindications in usage of tea tree oil

Tea tree oil can sometimes irritate the skin, especially in higher concentrations. It has also caused allergic skin reactions.

Tea tree oil is known to be poisonous if swallowed. Tea tree oil should NOT be taken by mouth for any reason, even though some traditional uses include tea tree oil as a mouthwash, treatment for bad breath, and treatment of toothache and mouth ulcers.

Blends well with: lemon, rose, eucalyptus, lavender, mint, geranium, cedar.

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