How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Health Benefits

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Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of melaleuaca alternifolia. Tea tree oil has many benefits because it has antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal properties. So tea tree oil can be used as a natural herbal medicine. Tea tree oil is an essential oil found in Australia. The Australians have been using it as a herbal medicine for quite some time. You'll find tea tree oil in a lot of soaps, shampoos, and creams since it has antiseptic and antibacterial effects.


I'll show the health benefits of using tea tree oil for numerous health conditions. There are some side effects and warnings when using tea tree oil. Those who have allergies, should use it with caution. High doses of tea tree oil can be toxic, and cause allergy reactions. You should never take tea tree oil orally at all. It should be used externally only. Also you shouldn't use tea tree oil if you're pregnant.

  • Use tea tree oil to treat skin conditions. Tea tree oil can help treat quite a few skin conditions. It can also help reduce plain, since it's anti-inflammatory. Tea tree oil can help treat skin infections, since it's known to be a natural antibiotic. It heals the skin, and can be treated on cuts, eczema, dermatitis, blisters, boils, and cysts. It also can be successfully used to treat acne problems as well. If you have any fungus or yeast, tea tree oil can treat it. Tea tree oil has been useful in eliminating odors and athlete's foot. Since it is antibacterial and anti-fungal.

  • Use tea tree oil to reduce pain. Since tea tree oil is anti-inflammatory, it can be used to reduce muscle sores and arthritis pain. It can reduce pain in carpal tunnel syndrome, burns, and mild sprains. It can also help reduce tooth pain, or tooth aches. Apply the oil to where you feel pain. Don't use too much, because tea tree oil can irritate the skin when using too much. It might sting a bit, but it will numb the pain away. Tea tree oil will penetrate into the skin.

  • Use tea tree oil for promote healthy hair. Use a shampoo that contains tea tree oil. Tea tree oil can be a natural and effective way to promote healthy hair. Not only that, but it reduces dry skin. Which means you'll be less likely to get dandruff. So you can either find a shampoo that contains tea tree oil, or apply about 10 drops into your current shampoo. Tea tree oil keeps your have hair free from bacteria and keeps the scalp healthy.

  • Use tea tree oil to treat flu, colds, and fevers. Tea tree oil can help boost the immune system and protect the respiratory system as well. If you have bronchitis, or a bad cough, tea tree oil can treat it. Don't take the tea tree oil by mouth. You can rub a few drops to your chest and around your throat. Add tea tree oil to a vaporize, then inhale for colds and flues. Just a 2-3 drops is all that is needed. You can also apply a few drops to boiling water. Poor into a cup. Then cover with a paper towel and inhale the steam.

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