The Medicinal Properties of Tea Tree & Tea Tree Oil – Healthy Positive Mind –
History of Tea tree
What is tea tree? A similar question was asked the crew of the research ship of the British Royal Navy in 1770, when he first met with this plant. That year, Captain James Cook and his crew disembarked in Australia, near the present city of Sydney. Among other things in this continent they found a large number of trees with thick sticky, aromatic leaves.
What kind of wood in order to learn from local inhabitants of Australia (Aborigines), which they described the healing power of these trees. The essence of the story is that the Australian natives for centuries price of its leaves and used them for healing wounds and cuts. Aboriginals are more then as now believed that when the leaves of that tree in large quantities attack in the waters surrounding the lagoon, in the place magical healing water. And this is due to the oil that is in them. While the trunk and thicker branches do not contain oil in them. The curative effect of lining of these papers was so strong that it helped them in the fight against many skin infections, including wound healing of the killing. For this purpose they used a completely fresh-chopped leaves, causing them directly on the wound. When he learned all this Captain Cook is this healing tree named tea tree.
Wider use of tea tree in traditional medicine among Europeans began in the 19th century when they arrived in Australia. Tea tree has for them become a popular remedy for treating cuts, wounds, burns, bites, and many other skin diseases.
Then, at first lightly and then more and more, scientific institutions begin to investigate and document the healing properties of tea tree (tea tree, lat. Melaleucaalternifolia).
In response, the 1970s and 1980s formed a commercial tea tree plantings intended for mass production of tea tree oil.
The medicinal properties of tea tree
Doctor and chemist AR Penfold in Sydney during the scientific examination of the leaves of tea tree discovered that their essential oils even thirteen times more antiseptic than phenol, which in the early 1900s was a kind of standard measures for antiseptic effect. Thus, tea tree oil and officially became a natural antiseptic extraordinary strength. What makes it more attractive to use the fact that it is not toxic and does not irritate the skin?
During World War II, tea tree oil is in many of the soldiers under the personal first aid. It was used for the disinfection of all types of wounds and should treat skin infections of various origins. After the war was followed by numerous scientific studies that confirmed practically already proven efficacy in this sphere of activity.
As tea tree oil is not toxic free can be applied to the skin without the need for thinning. Effective against bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is recommended for the treatment of persistent skin infections, especially when it comes to fungal skin diseases that keep returning, as is the case with the “athlete’s foot”. This disease is usually successfully treated for one month with the help of a 50% solution of tea tree oil. Apply to the affected place 2-3 times a day for several weeks. When the symptoms subside, and then continue with the treatment another week.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the best selling essential oils, because it has a wide application as a powerful antiseptic. Well to name for what can be used:
- For disinfection mouth and throat. It destroys the germs in the mouth and removes bad breath.
- Against bacterial, viral and fungal diseases of the skin and nails.
- For the treatment of wounds, burns and insect bites.
- For the disinfection of hands (especially useful at a time when the government grip).
- Against acne and pimples.
- A sinus infection.
- As a remedy against parasites and other pests.
- As a natural deodorant for the body, legs, facilities, trash cans, etc …
How to use tea tree oil?
Mouthwash and mucous membranes tea tree oil is required dissolves in water. It is enough one drop of oil dissolved in a glass of lukewarm water, which can add a little sea salt.
When a sinus infection is useful inhalation tea tree oil. In approximately 1 liter of boiling water is put 5-6 drops of oil and inhaled vapors. Inhalation should be conducted at least twice a day for 10 minutes, during which time his head covered with a towel.
In case of scratches and cuts and tea tree oil is welcome as a disinfectant for wounds and as protection from possible infection. Mix 1 drop of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of coconut or olive oil and apply a thin layer to the wound. After a few minutes rinse with clean water and repeat the treatment 2 to 3 times a day.
For fungal nail infections can also use tea tree oil. Mix 4-5 drops of tea tree oil with 1 teaspoon of olive or say argan oil. Keep the liquid in a sealed glass container and snog her nails affected by fungus 2 times a day, morning and evening. To avoid the spread of infection, wash your hands well after application.
Generally tea tree oil is a very effective agent against plant viruses, bacteria and fungi, and since it is quite safe for external use, can be used for the treatment of almost all skin infections, such as for example eczema, athlete’s foot, herpes virus simplex-, acne…
In addition, what you can defend against parasites when you want to enjoy the outdoors. A few drops of tea tree oil mixed with a teaspoon of base oil (for example olive again), and thus lubricate clothing unprotected body parts. More effective protection from fleas and ticks can get if you add a couple of drops of lavender oil. Be careful with pets, because for them the essential oils toxic, so they do not apply to animals in large quantities, or in places where they can lick them.
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