Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

by Sumedha Rewar

Tea tree oil is the derivative from the tea tree leaves. It is not the leaves of common tea plant but the unrelated plant having great properties. Tea tree oil is applied topically to the skin for many kinds of infections and skin troubles. It is used as an antiseptic for cuts, burns or insect bites. It has been used for years to treat such issues. The benefits of tea tree oil are endless. Some people add it to the bath water for treatment of congestion, inflammation, and cough.

The scientific name of tea tree oil is Melaleuca Alternifoliais. The healing benefits of tea tree oil are endless. It is extracted only from a native plant in Australia region. This oil is a jack of all the trades.

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Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Antibacterial: Almost every disease has a cure. The medicinal properties of tea tree can reduce the activity of microbes, viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Tea tree oil can even control horrible infections. Wounds can be cured by using this Oil. The oral ingestion of this oil in mild concentrations with a proper prescription of the medical expert can be done. Tea tree oil can cure colon, intestines and urinary system. It is also used in the treatment of tuberculosis.

Antimicrobial: Tea tree oil is effective as antimicrobial substance and keeps the user away from certain microbes which can cause severe health issues. Malaria and some tropical fevers can be treated by this oil.

Skin health: Tea tree oil is famous for its antioxidant properties. The tropical use of this oil can improve blemishes and scars. It also helps in reducing the age spots and other marks. This oil can leave your skin smooth and young.

Balsamic: Tea tree oil can boost your health and promotes better absorption of food nutrients. It also makes the immune system stronger by giving protection from the occurrence of diseases.

Anti-viral: Viral infections are hard to treat as viruses are hardest to kill. They have a general tendency to survive with the ‘cyst’ around them. Tea tree can function in rupturing this cyst and get protection against the disease. It can protect you from the viral issues like influenza, measles, pox and the common cold.

Expectorant: It is a very positive way to use tea tree oil for the people suffering from cold, cough, congestion or bronchitis. It can be rubbed on the chest while sleeping or one drop of tea tree oil is poured on the pillow to reveal its magic during the night. A sick person will wake up in a better way by using this oil.

Antiseptic: Septic and tetanus are the resultant of the open wounds which are highly prone to getting an infection by bacteria and fungi. Tea tree oil is the best antiseptic and can be applied directly to the sores, boils, wounds, cuts or eruptions. It can prohibit the occurrence of any major infections due to injuries.

Hair care: Tea tree essential oil can be helpful for getting healthy hair. If you are suffering from hair loss, dandruff or any other trouble, this oil can be the best option for you. It can be applied to the scalp (diluted oil) and the hair follicles will become healthy. The skin will become healthy and there will be a reduction in the problems related to hair.

Controls acne: There are many people suffering from skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Acne can result from the unregulated oil glands and hormonal imbalances. The sebum glands get infected with dirt and toxins. Tea tree oil can eliminate the bacteria with smooth looking skin without any spots or dirt within a short span of time.

Fungicide: Tea tree oil is effective against all the fungal infections. It can reduce the growth of fungus and cures the diseases causing toxicity in the body. It is used with herbal ingredients to remain free from recurrence of the disease.

Stimulating effect: This oil can act as a stimulant on hormones and immunity. It can act as a protector for many infections. Aromatherapy includes tea tree oil in many preparations because this oil blends perfectly with many oils and gives you internal benefits for the best results.

Hygienic: It is important to maintain hygiene for everyone. Tea tree oil can act as a powerful deodorizing agent and eliminates the body odor. The bacterial growth is reduced and the toxins are eliminated from the body.

Ear infections: Melaleuca oil can be applied on all the body parts. It can clear out the ear infections and would be a great antibacterial for your inner and outer ear. Dropping a few drops of tea tree oil into the ear will reduce pain and speed up the healing process. It can ease you from any pain and make you feel good after reducing pain.

Insecticide: Tea tree oil is effective to get rid of the insects. It can kill parasites and insects near someone who has rubbed it on their body. It also kills the worms on the body by getting absorbed into the body and skin area.

Sudorific: Tea tree oil can eliminate the toxins in the body, which are formed by the by-product of various reactions. The body eliminated these toxins in a natural way. Sudorific substance means the increases sweating and increases the rate of removal of toxins. It removes excessive salt and water from the body and clears out the pores. It even prevents acne and moistens the skin.

Quicker healing: Tea tree oil can increase the rate of healing the wounds and prevents recurrence of infection. It can neutralize the spots and stretch marks on the body. This oil can also relieve you from muscle pain, sprains, and aches, and works as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Buying tea tree oil

Tea tree oil can be purchased from the right source. You must get it from the highest quality brand as it will have a good impact only if it is pure.

Risks & Cautions

Tea tree oil is suitable for almost every person. However, there are rarest chances for the oil to be allergenic. It is a powerful cleansing agent and shouldn’t be directly consumed or applied. It is majorly a topical agent and should be applied only after the prescription of an expert medical professional.  It should be kept away from the reach of kids & pets as its consumption could be really serious.

Learn about the right usage of tea tree oil to avoid any negative issues.


Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar is an expert in aroma-therapy and has experience in sharing valuable information for Reiki and Yoga articles as well. She is eager to know about the newest trends in the market and researching about them in the best way. Her experiments in essential oils with the scientific study have motivated her towards sharing the valuable information for the same.

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