Australian tea tree oil is a highly rated medicinal oil that has been in existence for over a hundred years now. This medicinal oil comes from the leaves of a tree known as Melaleuca Alternifolia. The Melaleuca alternifolia is a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales in Australia that was first discovered by two German botanists Joseph Betche and Ernst Maiden in 1904. The Tree has properties that have been recommended to spontaneously attend to medical treatments and is now becoming vastly known and grown in most areas of the world. The medicinal oil has also been an active component in an array of products most especially the skin care products.
This tree oil contains a whole lot of compound including the terpinen-4-ol that has been prescribed for dealing with most bacteria, viruses and fungi. This compound (terpinen-4-ol) also does improve the activity white blood cells which help fight in protection of your body immune system.
Here are some benefits and evidences that show the several uses of the versatile oil.
The Australian oil can be used to destroy germs and also treat and disinfect minor cuts and scrapes. The oil has been best known for its antibacterial activity. It’s well known for killing S. aureus which is a very popular bacterium that attacks and infects open wounds.
Acne is a very common skin condition that holds a bridge on over 50% of the world’s population. A study confirmed that this oil was three times more effective on acne lesions than a placebo. And was also found to be more effective against acne when compare to the most commonly known anti-acne medication which is benzoyl peroxide.
Research also suggests that this oil can also fight and kill bacteria and germs that are the major causes of tooth decay and weakness and bad breath. You can simply get your own chemical-free mouthwash by simply adding a drop of this tree oil to a cup of water, stir thoroughly and rinse your mouth for a minute or so. What’s more, its taste is found to be very quite pleasant and menthol soothing in the mouth.
Recent studies have shown that Head lice are becoming more resistant to some medical treatments and have chosen the Australian oil to be an alternative medical respondent. The research has found the oil to be the best and fastest destroyer of both the lice and its eggs by eradication 100% after being applied for 30 minutes.
Studies have claimed that the tree appears to be safe but applying the oil without prescription or ingesting it may tag along with some certain risk. When ingested without measurement, the oil could cause some reactions to your body system like severe rashes, stomach ache, nausea, hallucinations and confusion as well.
When the oil is also applied without prescriptions people with very sensitive skin may experience irritation when using the undiluted oil. It’s best advised for one to mix the tree oil with a great amount of almond or coconut oil to reduce its concentration.