Tea Tree Oil has been known to the Bundjalung Tribe of New South
Wales Australia for hundreds of years for its medicinal
This wonder oil was only tested scientifically in the early
1920's by Arthur Penfold and found to be around 12 times more
powerful than carbolic acid and yet caused no harm to the skin.
It was used extensively by the Australian Defense Force during
World War Two but due to the discovery of synthetic drugs did not
become popular again until the 1960's.
Over the years it has proved itself as a natural antiviral,
antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory oil. One great
development was that it was found to deep penetrate the skin
cleaning it and encouraging the formation of scar tissue.
Some of medical uses include healing blisters, reducing swelling
from insect bites and stings, cleaning and healing abrasions and
cuts, cures athletes foot and is very helpful in the healing of
acne. It will cure a sore throat, cold sores, coughs and dental
abscesses. It will solve most day to day first aid and medical
It also lends to daily beauty care as putting drops in shampoo,
body lotion, hand cream and in the bath will keep hair and skin
clean and healthy. A couple of drops on toothpaste will prevent
gum infections and bad breathe. It helps take the sting out of
sunburn and softens corns and calluses.
Tea Tree Oil's anti-bacterial properties also extend use in the
household chores, making the house clean and healthy. Putting
drops in the humidifier will clean, disinfect and refresh the air
and putting drops in the dishwasher and washing machine will kill
all the germs.
True Tea Tree Oil is only grown in Australia. There are many
brands that are from inferior trees and not from the genuine Tea
Tree whose Botanical name is Malaeuca. The name Tea Tree was
given by Joseph Banks the botanist who traveled with Captain
Cook and collected the leaves to make a herbal teas.
Your first purchase should be made from a Health Shop until you
know how to define whether it is the genuine oil or an inferior
oil as the results will obviously not be the same with an
There are many excellent websites on the internet and many
excellent books which will give you all uses of this wonderful
oil. You will be amazed at the excellent results you obtain and
will find it is truly a medicine kit in a bottle.
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes
only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any
disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any
health care program.