Tea Tree Oil Benefits June 19 2013

There are many benefits to using tea tree oil. It is often used as a natural disinfectant to eliminate bacteria. Other tea tree oil benefits include treating both viruses and fungus. It is also often used as a substitute for antibiotics because it is able to fight infections that cannot be treated by antibiotics.

Tea Tree Oil BenefitsSome of the most popular ailments pure tea tree oil can cure are:

•    Sun burns
•    Herpes
•    Insect bites
•    Dandruff
•    Blisters
•    Rashes
•    Acne
•    Oily skin
•    Abscess
•    Athlete’s Foot
•    Warts

Respiratory illnesses such as asthma, bronchitis and tuberculosis can also be treated using tea tree oil. It is also commonly used to sooth a sore throat, runny noses and coughing.

There are anti-viral properties contained in tea tree oil that can treat shingles, chicken pox, measles and the flu. The human immune system can be strengthened through the consumption of tea tree oil. It is also effective when used as mouthwash because it works well to heal fungal infections in one’s throat or mouth. Like any other mouthwash it can eliminate bad breath and help to protect one’s gums and also prevent plaque from forming on the teeth.

Shampoos sometimes contain tea tree oil because it can treat head lice. Women also use tea tree oil to treat a yeast infection at home.

When it comes to where to buy tea tree oil, it can be bought online or in most drug stores.

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