Health Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
Skin Care: Tea Tree is associated with skin because it has powerful antioxidant properties that can significantly improve the appearance of blemishes and scars. Many people struggle to eliminate age spots and other beauty marks, and the powerful antioxidants found in melaleuca oil can quickly cure those issues, leaving your skin looking young and smooth. In fact, melaleuca oil can even help reduce the appearance of wrinkles as we age.
Acne Control: Many people suffer from severe skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, and acne. Acne results from oil glands remaining unregulated and marring the surface of the skin, often becoming inflamed when the sebum glands get infected or blocked by toxins and dirt. Melaleuca oil can quickly clear up the sebum glands and eliminate the bacteria, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin in a surprisingly short amount of time.
Hair Care: The stimulant property of tea tree essential oil can be very beneficial for taking care of certain hair conditions. If you suffer from dandruff or hair loss, simply apply a diluted amount of tea tree essential oil to your scalp. The increased blood flow that you experience will help your follicles stay healthy and strengthen the hold on your hair, so you won’t suffer from premature hair loss. Also, since the skin will become healthier, it will be easier to keep moisturized, reducing the amount of dandruff and dry skin!
Ear Infection Treatment: Melaleuca oil is safe to use topically on almost every part of the body, including the ear canal. For people suffering from ear infections, particularly children, it can be very painful. Dropping a few drops of tea tree into the ear can clear out infection thanks to natural antibacterial nature, and it can even reduce pain and speed the healing process.
Antibacterial Properties: The activity of microbes, bacteria, virus, and fungi are at their peak in the tropics, so most of the medicinal plants to treat these dangerous infections are found there too. Tea tree is one such plant. It can cure some of the most horrible and dangerous bacterial infections found in the tropics. Wounds, which are prone to contracting bacterial infections in this region, can be effectively cured and protected using this oil. This oil is seldom taken orally, but if you do, it should be in mild concentrations. It can cure internal bacterial infections such as those in the colon, stomach, intestines, excretory system and urinary system. It can also be used in the treatment of tuberculosis.
Uptake of Nutrients: Tea tree has balsamic properties that generally boost health. It promotes the absorption of nutrients from food and provides protection from diseases as well, meaning that overall it is a positive addition to our lives.
Speeds up Healing: The cicatrizant property of this essential oil aids in the faster healing of wounds and protects them from infections. Furthermore, it can help neutralize or diminish the scar marks and after spots left by eruptions, boils, pox, and acne.
Antimicrobial Properties: Microbes don’t stand a chance against this since it is a highly effective antimicrobial substance. It can kill &keep away certain microbes (protozoa) responsible for causing severe tropical fevers and malaria.
Antiviral Properties: The tea tree oil helps rupture the cyst in some viruses and gives protection against them. It also helps cure viral infections like the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles, and pox. Viral infections are very hazardous and are frequently recurring since viruses can survive under very harsh conditions too. They can bear the unimaginable heat, cold, and even poison because they develop a protective shell called a “cyst” around them. They never die naturally and can live dormant (neither alive nor dead) for hundreds or even thousands of years. They can be killed only if their cyst is ruptured using a particular compound or if they are subjected to extreme heat which is beyond their tolerance.
Expectorant: People suffering from a cough and cold, congestion, bronchitis, and other associated troubles, are sure to get relief by using tea tree essential oil. It provides relief from cold, cough, bronchitis, and congestion. It can be rubbed on the chest and inhaled while sleeping or a drop can be placed on the pillow so it can do its magic at night and you can wake up feeling much better in the morning.
Insecticide: It is obvious that an essential oil that is so deadly for bacteria and viruses will be effective against insects as well. Tea tree oil is an effective insect deterrent and insect killer. It does not let parasites and other insects like mosquitoes, fleas, lice or flies come near someone who has rubbed some of this oil on their body. It kills internal insects and intestinal worms like roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms because it can be absorbed by your body and skin.
Antiseptic: Open wounds are the most susceptible place to infection by bacteria and fungi and may result in sepsis or tetanus. Thus, they must be protected well in advance. Tea tree oil can be a wise preventative choice as it is an excellent antiseptic. It can be applied directly to the wounds, boils, sores, cuts or certain eruptions, including insect bites and stings, to protect them from infections. It is as good as any antibiotic but without any adverse side effects.
Stimulant: This essential oil has a stimulating effect on hormone secretions, blood circulation, and most importantly, on the immune system. It boosts immunity and acts as a shield against many types of infections. That is why it is quite popular in aromatherapy, because not only does it blend well with many other oils, it can also provide you with internal benefits that would otherwise be impossible since you are not allowed to ingest tea tree essential oil.
Other Benefits: Tea tree essential oil can provide relief from muscular pain, aches, and sprains because its strong chemical properties can work as an anti-inflammatory agent and also encourage blood flow to a specific area (being a stimulant), which speeds up the healing process and increases the rate of new tissue and cellular growth.
Blending: This essential oil blends well with cinnamon, clary sage, clove, geranium, lavender, lemon, myrrh, nutmeg, rosewood, rosemary, and thyme essential oil.