The Health Benefits of Tea Tree Oil
The aborigines of Australia were the first to discover the many health benefits of tea tree. This plant is native to it and used to grow wild. Now it is grown commercially because of its popularity in alternative medicine. Unlike other plants, its discovery can be considered new.
Tea tree is a very powerful anti viral and anti bacterial. According to many stories, during the Second World War, soldiers carry with them a bottle of this plant. They use it as a first aid treatment for almost all types of wounds. They say that it can prevent infection usually associated with wounds. The aborigines used it also for the same purpose. In fact majority of the household in Australia has in their medicinal cabinet a bottle or two of this plant.
Tea tree is reputed to be a good balsamic for the body. As such it can assist the body in its absorption of the vitamins and minerals it needs. Being balsamic, it also help in the prevention of diseases from the attacking the body. It keeps it healthy and at the same time free from sickness.
The most common problem of children is the hair lice. Tea tree can help treat this predicament. It does not only kill the virus on contact but it helps in prevention of further attack from them in the future. No wonder many shampoos have as one of their components the tea tree. Being toxic to viruses and bacteria care must be at all times exercise when using it. Like almost all the essential oils, it is for external use only and must never be taken orally without medical guidance.
When used in aromatherapy, tea tree oil is believed to have calming and soothing effects on the mind and the spirit. The many things that make the mind worry about are said to temporarily forgotten to have a total and complete relation. A few drops of it and mixed with a base massage oil can ease muscle and joint pains. Its analgesic properties help contract the muscle and ease joint pains as well. Indeed tea tree is one useful plant.