Tea tree oil is known for its medicinal properties. Mentioned in the article are some of the health benefits of tea tree oil.

Uses Of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil or Melaleuca as it is commonly known is known for its antiseptic properties for thousands of years. It is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to Australia and it were the aboriginal tribes of Australia who used it as a general antiseptic for the first time. Tea tree oil is an answer to ailments from dandruff to athlete’s foot to the ear mites of your dog. No wonder it is called a ‘medicine chest in a bottle’. Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves and needles of the plant and is known to get rid of almost all the common ailments. The oil is mild yellow in color and has incredible medicinal properties that make it a magic medicine. From adorning only the closets of the health stores, tea tree oil has evolved to become an inevitable part of health and cosmetic products today. Its presence in cleansers, detergents, and disinfectants are also worth mentioning. There are umpteen uses of tea tree oil some of which are mentioned below.
Tea Tree Oil Benefits 
There are many uses listed here under the benefits of tea tree oil. Though it is highly beneficial, you have to use it under great care, as it is quite strong. Avoid using it on small children. Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers also are recommended to avoid the usage of tea tree oil. 

Rub a few drops of the tea tree oil on the tooth and the surrounding gum for the best result. Do this as often as possible. Try not to take it inside. 

Sore Throat
Dilute 8-10 drops of tea tree oil in a cup of water. Gargle with the water two or three times within twenty minutes. 

Nasal Sores
You can either apply the oil directly to the sore using a cotton swab or if that is too strong or irritating you can dilute it and use. For dilution, use 1/4 cup of water in which you can add 3-4 drops of the tea tree oil. 

Cold Sores
Apply the oil directly onto the sore. 

Acne Blemishes
For clearing out the blemishes caused by acne, there is nothing better than tree tea oil. Apply the oil directly on the blemishes. Since the oil is very strong, avoid using more. 

Ear Infections
Dilute the tea tree oil in the ratio 3 drops for 1/4 cup of water. Fill it in a dripper and slowly fill the ear with it. You can hold it for half a minute and then drain. Repeat several times a day or however often, as it is necessary. You can even try rubbing pure oil onto the outer surface of the ear. 

Cuts And Abrasions
Rub a few drops of pure oil into the cut. Avoid using it for deep cuts and wounds, body piercing or tattoos. 

You can add a few drops of the oil into your shampoo before applying it. 

Apply two drops to the boil daily for as long as necessary. 

Athlete’s Foot
Apply the oil directly to the affected area until the whole of the fungal infection is done with. You can even try soaking your feet in water mixed with oil. 

Canker Sores
Apply the oil directly to the affected area. 

Apply pure oil on to the affected area for a month’s period. You should not stop the usage in between. Continue until the fungus is completely destabilized. 

General Hygiene
Add a few drops of tea tree oil into the bathing water. For oral hygiene, you can add a drop of water onto your brush or brush using your finger with a drop of oil on the crease. Do the dental floss. 

For Pets
It can be a good remedy for ear mites in pets. Make a mild solution out of the tea tree oil, add five drops into a cup of water and using filler drip a few drops into the ears of your pet. You can also clean the outside of your ears using the oil. 

Home Insects
You can make a solution of oil by adding a few drops of the oil into water and then using a sprayer; spray it on the surfaces that are prone to insects or where insects lay their eggs.

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