The medicinal benefits of Tea Tree were first discovered in the 19th century in Australia, the crushed leaves were applied injuries, cuts and wounds to help fight infections. Eventually the scientific community realized that there was something about the claims and began to research the effects of the plant, especially its antimicrobial properties.
In 1923, Dr. A R Penfold, curator and chemist at the Government Museum of Technology and Applied Sciences in Sydney, Australia, conducted a study of the leaves of the tea tree. Dr Penfold discovered their essential oils to be thirteen times stronger an antiseptic bactericide than carbolic acid, considered the universal standard in the early 1900s.
During World War II, an outbreak of foot-fungus became so bad as to hospitalize hundreds of Australian soldiers. None of the "modern" ointmints, lotions and medicines would work to stop this fungus. One day, a medic who was an aborigine from Australia, remembered about the Tea Tree and got some of the Oil. The doctors coated the effected soldiers feet with the pungent smelling oil, and the fungus was killed within a few days!
Here are the top ten uses of Tea Tree Essential oil!
These are just a few ways that you can use this oil, be sure to come across many different benefits as and when you research on and use this Essential Oil.
Did you know Tea Tree Essential Oil is one of the only ones that can be used directly on skin? Here are a few things to keep in mind when using and buying Essential Oils.
- The quality of the Essential Oil should be Pure & Natural
- You should apply the Essential Oil locally on your skin to handle worries.
- Do not ingest Tea Tree Essential Oil!
The thumb rule to keep in mind for all Essential Oil usage is the dilution should be kept at 5%. Essential Oils are very strong and potent and should be used sparingly. Please maintain caution on usage.
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