Tea tree oil products include skin wash, creams, shampoo, conditioner or tablets and can be used to treat acne, warts, lice, stings, sinus, burns and much more ailments besides. It is distilled from the Australian tree Melaleuca Alternifolia and was first used medicinally by Australian aborigines before being identified as an antiseptic by the New South Wales chief chemist during the 1920’s. It is only in the last 30 years however that the Melaleuca Alternifolia has been cultivated intensively as a commercial agricultural crop.
Many companies now sell tea tree oil products to help heal a number of different ailments among which the most popular uses are for acne, warts, lice, eczma and sunburn. Moisturising creams, body lotions, soaps, face cleansing washes, shampoo’s and conditioner’s are also popular treatments among those who use the oil. This treatment is gaining in popularity around the world as a natural antiseptic, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory agent medicine and is being used by patients with some outstanding results.
People with eczma and psoriasis have found the cream to be beneficial when it comes to softening and protecting the dry rough skin that is typical of these conditions. Mouth ulcers, gumboils and fever blisters are conditions that have been treated successfully using the oil. Infections and re-infections can be prevented by adding a capful to a regular bath. Products are sold over the counter and for those looking at natural medicine’s to treat skin problems, heal wounds, soothe sunburn and much more, the tea tree oil products are definitely worth a look.