tea tree oil


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tea tree oil

an herbal product taken from a species of myrtle tree native to coastal Australia.
uses This herb is used topically for acne and fungal infections and has proven efficacy. It has also been added to warm bath water and inhaled for treatment of cough and lower respiratory disorders, but there are no reliable data regarding its efficacy in this instance.
contraindications This herb should not be used during pregnancy and lactation or in those with known hypersensitivity to this plant. Tea tree oil has been taken orally in the past, but this is not recommended due to safety concerns.
An oil distilled or extracted from the tea tree—Melaleuca spp—which is antimicrobial due to presence of terpineol. Tea tree oil is used topically for abrasions, acne, athlete’s foot, bites, cuts, fungal infections and, for dogs, as a flea shampoo
Toxicity Rashes

tea tree oil

The aromatic essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia, used as a topical antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal in a range of herbal medicines. Skin irritation may occur in some sensitized people exposed to the oil or if the oil is used in high concentrations.
See also: oil
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Topical tea tree oil effective in canine localised pruritic dermatitis-a multicentre randomised double-blind controlled clinical trial in the Veterinary practice.
In vitro and in vivo killing of ocular Demodex by tea tree oil.
The Aborigines have known of its secret healing properties for centuries and during the First World War, Australian soldiers were all issued with a bottle of tea tree oil to help protect them from disease.
This report raises an issue of concern, since lavender oil and tea tree oil are sold over the counter in their 'pure' form and are present in an increasing number of commercial products," Dr.
Tea tree oil causes K+ leakage and inhibits respiration in Escherichia coli.
Mix one ounce of witch hazel with four drops of tea tree oil.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)--A complex mixture of over 100 components from the leaves of an Australian tree.
Tea tree oil has been used for decades to soothe and treat rashes, inflammation, burns, and mild fungal infections.
Tea tree oil eradicated tinea pedis in 55% of patients who applied, a 25% concentration of the extract twice a day for 4 weeks, reported Dr.
Research is showing tea tree oil to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.