Tea Tree Herbal Remedies
Tea tree oil, which is naturally antifungal and antiseptic, is an Australian import emerging as an important herb for fungal or bacterial infections of the skin or nails, vaginal yeast infections, and gum inflammation or sores. It has been used successfully to disinfect cuts and wounds and as a potent gargle for sore throats. Tea tree oil is of value for gingivitis, pyorrhea, and vaginal infections (diluted as a douche). It is also applied for athlete's foot, boils, canker sores, and ringworm. Several drops of the oil are diluted in warm water and used as a douche for vaginal yeast infections. Tea tree oil is now added to many soaps, creams, salves, shampoos, and other body care products. Tea Tree has a taste of AROMATIC and a temperature of WARM.
Tea Tree Proper Dose
|Tea Tree Oil||External use|
Tea Tree Reference Information
|Latin Name||Melaleuca alternifolia|
|Part Used||Plant Oil|
|Herb Forms||Essential oil.|
|Affects||Immune system, Integumentary system|
|Cautions||Don't use undiluted, except under the advice of an experienced herbalist. Use caution when using the oil undiluted on skin or gums.|
|Botanical Info||A small tree with aromatic needle-like leaves from the Eucalyptus family.|
Sherman, J. 1979. The Complete Botanical Prescriber. Corvallis: Corvallis Naturopathic Clinic.