( Melaleuca alternifolia )
by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist
Keywords: POWERFUL ANTI-BACTERIAL & ANTI-FUNGAL
Tea Tree has a strongly medicinal and antiseptic smell and is well tolerated by most individuals.
Captain James Cook and his mates when arriving in Australia in the 1700’s wanted a refreshing herbal tea to drink. They chose the fragrant leaves of a tree. The tree has been called Tea Tree ever since.
Tea Tree has an undisputed popular reputation for being the first choice of essential oils when treating fungal and bacterial infections.
Known as a cure all treatment for many chronic and acute bacterial, fungal and viral conditions.
Consider using Tea Tree for treating bladder infections, bronchitis AND sinusitis.
Use Tea Tree to eliminate athlete’s foot, blend with Lavender and Thyme to enhance your results!
An immune stimulant!
By stimulating the formation of white blood cells Tea Tree promotes and strengthens the body’s immune system.
A decongestant and an analgesic/pain reliever Tea Tree is helpful for relieving cold and flu symptoms.
Researchers are continuing studies to learn if essential oils are effective against the super bug MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) among other strains of bacteria.
An ongoing research project is underway using a body/hand wash, containing essential oils of lavender and tea tree that if left on the skin for a period of time and then washed off, could be effective against MRSA.
Human trials are now being organized for further testing.
Lavender and Tea Tree oil contain proven natural anti-bacterial ingredients that will soothe your skin, while also providing proven protection.
French physician Paul Belaiche in 1985 studied Tree Tree’s healing abilities for Candida albicans, a vaginal yeast infection. In most cases this infection can be treated effectively without the side effects common with conventional treatments.
Research has proven it useful for another vaginal infection, trichomoniasis. In 1962 an American study of 130 women treated using it recovered from this infection.
May be helpful for treating cold sores!
It is helpful for balancing skin conditions like acne, alone or in a blend.
Reported to be helpful for relieving insect, scorpion and snake bites.
Psycho-emotionally Tea Tree promotes self confidence in one’s ability to negotiate differences with others without feeling threatened!
In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the warm and spicy aroma of Tea Tree is ideal to regulate and pacify ALL the Doshas or bodymind types. Vata, Pitta and Kapha imbalances respond well to Tea Tree’s healing influence.
Symptoms of Vata imbalance are hyper activity, premenstrual syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.
Symptoms of Pitta imbalance are high blood pressure, anger, frustration, emotional upsets and an inability to go with the flow.
Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.
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