Tea tree oil is also known as Melaleuca essential oil. Its health benefits can be attributed to the properties as sudorific, stimulant, insecticide, fungicide, antibacterial, expectorant, cicatrisant, balsamic, antiviral, antiseptic and antimicrobial substance. This oil is extracted through steam distillation of twigs and leaves of tea tree which has the scientific name Melaleuca Alternifolia. The tea tree is New South Wales and Southeast Queensland, in Australia and this is a reason why it is very popular and common essential oil in this country. It has impressive qualities which have spread to other parts of the world and this is a reason why it can be found internationally. The main components of tea tree oil are Alpha Terpineol, Terpinenol, Linalool, Terpinolene, Para Cymene, Gamma Terpinene, Cineole, Limonene, Alpha Terpinene, Alpha Phellandrene, Myrcene, Sabinene, Beta Pinene and Alpha Pinene. This essential oil blends well with Thyme, Rosemary, Rosewood, Nutmeg, Myrrh, Lemon, Lavender, Geranium, Clove, Clary Sage, and Cinnamon essential oils. This essential oil is powerful cleansing agent for better health but because it is extremely powerful, it should not be consumed directly. This is meant as a topical agent and tea tree oil should not be trusted as an antibacterial agent when it is consumed orally.
Health benefits of tea tree oil
Fungicide: This essential oil is effective against fungal infections as it is against any microbial or bacterial infections. It can inhibit the fungal growth and it will cure diseases like Athlete’s Foot and dermatitis. The internal fungal infections can be very dangerous and even deadly, but you should never ingest tea tree oil, even in extremely diluted forms, as it is toxic.
Acne control: There are many people who suffer from severe skin conditions such as dreaded acne, eczema and psoriasis. Acne results from the oil glands that are remaining unregulated and marring the surface of your skin is often becoming inflamed with the sebum glands get blocked or infected by dirt and toxins. This essential oil can help to clear up the sebum glands and it will eliminate bacteria which will result in smoother and healthier – looking skin in a very short amount of time.
tea tree oil health benefits
Antimicrobial: Tea tree oil is highly effective antimicrobial substance and microbes do not stand a chance against this oil. It can kill and keep away certain microbes (protozoa) which are responsible for causing malaria and severe tropical fevers.
Ear infections: This essential oil is safe to use topically on almost every part of the body, including your ear canal. People who suffer from ear infections, particularly children, this could be confusing and painful time. You should drop a few drips of tea tree oil into your ear canal because this will help to clear out the infection thanks to natural antibacterial nature of this oil. Also it can reduce the pain and speed up the healing process, easing what can often be a painful and long illness.
Increase hygiene: Every single person knows that hygiene is important part of our lives. This is especially important in those hot places where activity, sweat and heat can make for some ripe smells. This is a reason why tea tree oil is frequently used in the composition of deodorants, because it acts as a powerful deodorizing agent, which can eliminate not only the smell of the body odor, but also the toxins and bacteria that can increase its potency.
Sudorific: The accumulation of toxins in the body is also a reason for disease. Toxins are generated by our bodies which are formed as a by – product of many reactions, or they can get inside our bodies in some way. Our bodies have some mechanisms which can help to eliminate these toxins. One of these ways is sweating or perspiration which has some advantages, including keeping the body cool, opening pores on the skin, moistening the skin and removing toxins. This essential oil is sudorific which can increase the sweating and it promotes the removal of toxins such as uric acid. Also it can help to remove excess salts and water from your body, while cleaning the pores.