Product Type: Holland and Barrett in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Perfectly Pure Tea Tree Essential Oil
Advantages: Versatile oil
Disadvantages: Strong smelling
Tea tree oil is extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia of the Myrtaceae family and is also known as ti-tree, ti-trol and melasol.
The oil is one of the most powerful immune system stimulants and sorts out most viral, bacterial and fungal infections in a snap, while it is great to clean wounds and also relieves muscle aches and pains.
It has a light spicy, rather pungent smell and is very pale in colour with a watery viscosity and is used in a number of ways including an ingredient of soaps, creams, lotions, deodorants, disinfectants and air fresheners.
Tea tree oil is considered a safe oil, as it is non-toxic and non-irritant, but some individuals so show sensitizing to this oil, and it should be used with this in mind. It should not be used on deep wounds or near the eyes, ears, nose or internally.
The oils therapeutic properties are antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, balsamic, bactericide, cicatrisant, expectorant, fungicide, insecticide, stimulant and sudorific.
It can be used in a number of ways and is considered to be very important in the health of the immune system, as it acts as a immuno-stimulant and increases the body's ability to fight off any infections, while it also is used to revive the mind and body after shock.
It can help with influenza, cold sores, catarrh, glandular fever and gingivitis.
A course of massage with tea tree oil before an operation may help to fortify the body and reduce post-operative shock.
Apart from the superb anti-infectious properties of tea tree oil, it is also most effective to help clear bronchial congestion, asthma, coughs, sinusitis, whooping cough and tuberculosis. My husband uses it to treat cold sores very effectively by dabbing a bit of the oil on with a cotton bud and I sometimes use it on the occasional spot in the same way and it works by drying up the spot and acting an a antiseptic. We have also had success using a few drops mixed with water to be gargled when we have a sore throat rather than use over the counter throats sweets. I do not tend to burn the oil in an oil burner, as I am not that keen on the smell overall, it is used in our house as a natural remedy.
Tea tree oil blends well with cinnamon, clary sage, clove, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh, nutmeg, rosewood, rosemary and thyme.
Summary: Good to have in your medicine cabinet