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Tea Tree Oil
Technical Name: (Melaleuca alternifolia) Oil from the leaves of the Australian tea tree
Used for:

Fungal infections of the skin (athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch); acne; localized infections and sores on mucous membranes (canker sores, boils, abscesses); yeast infections, bee stings, lice. It's a great germicidal and antibacterial agent.

Available In:

Pure essential oil and many formulations (toothpaste, mouthwash, etc.)

Herb Drug:

None known


Rare hypersensitivity reactions may occur. Apply only a small amount when first using tea tree oil. Discontinue use if irritation appears. The oil may burn if it comes in contact with the eyes, nose or mouth. The oil should not be applied to non-fungal rashes or to broken skin. Do not take the oil internally.

When Buying:

Look for pure 100% tea tree oil

Dosage and Warning:

Use a 10% solution, 1 1/2 tablespoons tea tree oil to 1 cup of water, to rinse and clean infected wounds, as a sore throat gargle,

Child Dosage:

Same as adults

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