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  Tea Tree
tea tree plant is recognized as one of the most effective natural substances for killing or inhibiting the growth of various types of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Tea tree oil may be effective against a wide range of bacterial, viral, and fungal conditions, including athlete's foot, ringworm, respiratory infections, and vaginitis.
Tea tree oil is effective against some of the strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, that have become rampant in hospitals.
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 Tea Tree
For that reason, the tree became known as the tea tree, not to be confused with the common tea plant, which yields both fl and green tea.
Tea tree is native to Australia, flourishing in moist soils in northern New South Wales and Queensland.
The tea tree oil should not be applied to broken skin or to areas affected by rashes not due to fungus.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_tea_tree.htm   (1001 words)

 Tea tree oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tea tree oil is a yellowish green-tinged essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odour.
Tea tree oil should also not be confused with tea oil, the sweetish seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the tea plant Camellia sinensis or the tea oil plant Camellia oleifera.
Tea tree oil is a known antifungal agent, effective in vitro against multiple dermatophytes found on the skin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tea_tree_oil   (772 words)

 Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil from an Australian tree has been used for at least a century as a topical medicine for both humans and animal skin conditions.
Acne: Tea Tree Oil Gel Helped: In a single blind study of 124 acne patients, a 5% tea-tree oil gel did as well as the standard 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion, reducing the number of inflamed and non-inflamed lesions (open and closed comedones), although the onset of action in the case of tea-tree oil was slower.
Tea tree oil (Melaleuca oil), honey, and cinnamic acid have antifungal activity against Malassezia species, which may be of benefit in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.
www.modern-psychiatry.com /tea_tree_oil.htm   (1793 words)

 Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia [Maiden & Betche] Cheel) - MayoClinic.com
When used topically, tea tree oil is reported to be mildly irritating, and has been associated with the development of allergic contact dermatitis, which may limit its potential as a topical agent for some patients.
Tea tree oil has activity against some viruses in laboratory studies, and it has been suggested that a tea tree gel may be useful as a treatment on the skin for genital herpes.
Tea tree oil taken by mouth is associated with potentially severe reactions, even when used in small quantities.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/tea-tree-oil/NS_patient-teatreeoil   (2194 words)

 Tea Tree
Tea tree oil is steam-distilled primarily from the leaves of M. alternifolia.
Tea tree oil added to warm water and used as a mouthwash is a common remedy to help protect against periodontal disease and gingivitis.
Tea tree preparations containing 10% and 100% tea tree oil were utilized in clinical trials to treat tinea pedis and nail fungus, respectively.
www.uspharmacist.com /oldformat.asp?url=newlook/files/alte/tea.htm   (1826 words)

 Tea Tree Oil Uses (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tea tree oil is not to be taken internally.
Tea tree oil is effective against nail fungus, ringworm, athlete's foot, dandruff, acne, flheads and many types of infestations including lice, mites, scabies and mosquitoes etc...
Tea tree oil is not just soothing and disinfecting, it is capable of penetrating into the lower skin layers with its anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, analgesic (pain-killing) and cicatrizant (wound-healing) qualities.
www.teatreeoiluses.com.cob-web.org:8888   (528 words)

 Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil
Desert Essence organic Tea Tree Oil is an inherently antiseptic pure essential oil grown organically in Australia, guaranteed free of herbicides, pesticides and chemicals.
Tea Tree oil is known for its natural antiseptic qualities.
Combines tea tree oil and vitamin E to protect your lips from the effects of extreme weather conditions.
www.desertessence.com /pages/teatreeoil.html   (391 words)

 Tea Tree   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A double-blind trial found 100% tea tree oil applied topically was as effective as the anti-fungal medicine clotrimazole (Lotrimin®, Mycelex®) for people with fungus affecting the toe nails, a condition known as onychomycosis.
For thrush in immune-compromised adults, tea tree oil diluted to 5% or less is used in the amount of 1 tablespoon (15 ml) four times daily (as a mouth rinse).
Tea tree oil should never be swallowed, as it may cause nerve damage and other problems.
www.kroger.com /hn/Herb/Tea_Tree.htm   (863 words)

 Tea Tree Oil: Tea Tree Benefits Oil Tree Uses Tea
Tea Tree Oil has been referred to as "the wonder from Down Under." It comes from the melaleuca tree, which is native to Australia and has long been used by the aborigines.
Legend has it the tree was first introduced to Europeans by Captain Cook, who, with his sailors, made tea from the leaves while on a voyage to Australia -- hence the name tea tree.
The trees do not need to be harvested in order for their oil to be extracted; in fact, some trees have provided their oil for over 60 years.
www.teatreeking.com   (160 words)

 Molly's Herbals - Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil, also known as Melaleuca, was used as a general antiseptic by the aborigine tribes for thousands of years.
Tea tree oil is used as a disinfectant to purify air.
Tea tree oil is even effective against Staphylococcus aureus, which is often difficult to treat and is becoming resistant to antibiotic therapy.
fiascofarm.com /herbs/teatree.htm   (1850 words)

 Tea Tree
Tea Tree is an evergreen that grows in tropical climates, most notably, Australia and New Zealand, where aborigines chew the leaves or crush them to make tea.
Tea Tree oil, which has a strong distinctive smell, is steam distilled from the leaves.
Tea Tree oil is manufactured as a standardized extract from the leaves of the plant.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/herbaldrugs/102757.shtml   (515 words)

 Tea Tree
Although tea tree oil has a history of use as an herbal medicine, it wasn't until modern biochemists and aromatherapists defined the therapeutic nature of its essential oil that it became widely popular as an alternative medicine.
Apparently the medicinal affects of this tea tree poultice are so powerful that they not only combat infection in the wound but overcome the potential for further infection caused by the application of the less than sterile mud pack.
One way to take advantage of tea tree's natural astringent action is to dilute 12 drops of the oil in about three ounces of warm water and gently wipe freshly cleaned skin with the mixture using a soft cotton ball.
www.madison-avenue.com /storefront/Aromatherapy/Oils/TeaTree.asp   (766 words)

 MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia [Maiden & Betche] Cheel)
Australian tea tree oil, Bogaskin® (veterinary formulation), breathaway, Burnaid® (40mg/g of tea tree oil and 1mg/g of triclosan), cymene, M. alternifolia, malaleuca, Melaleuca Alternifolia Hydrogel® (burn dressing), melaleucae, melaleuca oil, oil of mela-leuca, oleum, Oleum melaleucae, T36-C7, tea tree oil, Tebodont®, teebaum, terpinen, terpinen-4-ol, terpinenol-4, ti tree, TTO.
By this standard, tea tree oil must contain terpinolene 1.5-5%, 1,8-cineole ≤15%, α-terpinene 5-13%, γ-terpinene 10-28%, p-cymene 0.5-12%, terpinen-4-ol ≥30%, α-terpineol 1.5-8%, limonene 0.5-4%, sabinene trace 3.5%, aromadendrene trace 7%, δ-cadinene trace 8%, globulol trace 3%, viridiflorol trace 1.5%, and α-pinene 1-6%.
Tea tree oil skin products may result in drying of the skin, and may worsen the drying caused by skin treatments such as tretinoin (Retin-A®), benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or isotretinoin (Accutane®, taken by mouth).
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-teatreeoil.html   (2992 words)

 Tea Tree
Tea tree oil (melaleuca oil) is being marketed for the treatment of  many disorders in humans and in animals.
I have numerous reports on file of toxic reactions from tea tree oil being used topically to treat fleas in animals, and  one case of avian poisoning.
The owner of a lovebird applied one drop of tea tree oil to a bleeding blood feather of her lovebird.
www.exoticbird.com /gillian/teatree.html   (779 words)

 Tea Tree Oil with free items from Australia, where the Tea Tree Oil grows wild.
The tree is relatively small and is one of more than 50 different members of the Melaleuca genus, but the list of uses for the essential oil is quite long.
Tea tree oil is obtained by steam distillation of the leaves.
Especially good for fungal nail infections, tea tree oil is also used in athlete's foot, bromodrosis, burning feet, etc. Tea tree oil can alleviate the discomfort of sore muscles or joint injuries by being massaged into the affected area...
www.teatreeoil.us   (315 words)

 Tea Tree Oil (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.umd.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tea tree oil is most commonly found as a pure essential oil.
Tea tree oil should not be confused with Chinese tea oil, cajeput oil, kanuka oil, manuka oil, ti tree oil, and niauouli oil.
After 6 months, the tea tree oil was found to be as effective as the topical antifungal, based on clinical assessment and toenail cultures.
altmedicine.about.com.cob-web.org:8888 /od/herbsupplementguide/a/TeaTreeOil.htm   (815 words)

 Tea Tree Oil News
The Tea Tree Oil got its name from the British Explorers who observed the Aborigines brewing leaves of the tree to make a tea that was used to cure various ailments.
Often used in aromatherapy, Tea Tree Oil incorporated in massage lotions, bath oils, diffusers, compresses and facial masks produces a soothing and relaxing effect which is successful in relieving stress related conditions.
Tea Tree Oil in the pure oil form is termed "a medicine kit in a bottle" relieving discomfort from numerous physical conditions.
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 Pure tea tree oil.
Tea tree oil is extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia from the Myrtaceae family and also known as ti-tree, ti-trol and melasol.
Tea tree oil is very important in the health of the immune system as it acts as a immuno-stimulant and increase the body's ability to fight off any infections while it also is used to revive the mind and body after shock.
Neat tea tree oil can irritate the skin, but can be used neat on small areas such as insect bites, on badly inflamed acne or on small areas of fungal infection.
www.ageless.co.za /teatreeoil.htm   (867 words)

 Certified Organic Tea Tree, Australian Tea Tree
This Tea tree is grown wild without the use of chemicals, pesticides, or nitrogen fertilizers to the soil; pure, all natural and 100% organic.
Tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternafolia) is a great “entry level” essential oil for natural medicine.
The antiseptic action of tea tree is believed to be one hundred times more powerful than carbolic acid – and yet is non toxic to humans.
www.fonoils.com /teetreeoil.html   (512 words)

 Tea Tree
Native Australians have used tea tree oil for centuries, but it was unknown to the rest of the world until the late 1700s when Captain James Cook led an expedition there and began experimenting with the leaves.
Tea tree oil was almost forgotten; but, with the growing problems of antibiotic-resistant organisms, it has, once again, made a revival.
Extensive research in the 1960s showed that tea tree was very effective in treating a broad range of infectious conditions, especially fungal skin conditions, as well as warts, acne, and vaginal yeast infections.
www.innvista.com /health/herbs/teatree.htm   (974 words)

 The Tea Tree 15th century tea rooms, Winchelsea, East Sussex
The Tea Council, having commissioned an independent study on the service of our national drink, concluded that recognition should be given to those establishments who met their high standards in the preparation and service of tea.
Tea starts life as the tea plant "Camellia Sinensis" and after plucking the green leaf is dried instantly sealing in the fresh flavour and light colour while fl tea is oxidised before drying giving it a more intense flavour.
Tea in 21st Century Britain is still one of the nation's favourite drinks with an incredible 146 thousand tonnes of tea being imported and consumed each year.
www.the-tea-tree.co.uk   (868 words)

 Tea Tree Oil (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Patients received either 5% tea tree oil gel or 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion to be used once daily.
The results of this study prove that 5°/O tea tree oil gel is effective in the treatment of acne, but less effective than 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion because of TTO s slower onset of action.
These results, while performed in-vitro, suggest that tea tree oil may be a viable alternative to mupirocin in the prevention of mechanical MRSA spread.
www.geocities.com.cob-web.org:8888 /chadrx/teatree.html   (994 words)

 Tea_Tree_Oils   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Both trees are "Narrow-leaved" paper bark "Tea Trees," but Melaleuca alternifolia is not as tall as M. linariifolia, the height not exceeding 20 ft. The leaves are alternate, narrower, and usually shorter than those of M. linariifolia.
This broad leaved "Tea Tree" is widely distributed, occurring all along the coastline of Australia from Port Jackson in the south to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north.
The tree quickly invades uncultivated land, and planters consider it a nuisance-also because it is liable to spread bush fires.
www.herbdatanz.com /tea_tree_oils.htm   (3563 words)

 tea tree topical Consumer Drug Information
Tea tree topical has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety, effectiveness, or purity.
Tea tree topical is also known as Melaleuca alternifolia and tea tree oil.
Stop using tea tree topical and seek emergency medical attention if you experience symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives.
www.drugs.com /MTM/tea_tree_topical.html   (1226 words)

 Tea Tree Oil Suppositories
Tea Tree Oil, a natural soothing antiseptic in a vegetable base.
Tea Tree Therapy Tea Tree Oil Suppositories are designed for the purpose of relieving vaginal puritis (inflammatory conditions), and containing the spread of vaginal infections.
The suppositories are made from a wax-like hydrogenated vegetable oil which is impregnated with tea tree oil and slowly melts at body temperature when inserted into the rectum or vagina.
www.teatreeplace.com /suppositories.html   (281 words)

 Herbal Descriptions - Tea Tree Oil - Melaleuca alternifolia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Tea Tree Oil, also known as Cajuput Oil, Cajeput Oil, and Niaouli Oil, has been traditionally been used for colds, headaches, toothache, sore muscles, rheumatism, and numerous skin disorders.
The primary properties of Tea Tree Oil are considered to be antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, immune stimulant, and insecticide.
Tea Tree Oil is typically available as a tea, lozenge, or essential oil.
www.viable-herbal.com /herbdesc4/1teatree.htm   (610 words)

 Tea Tree Article
A tea tree oil shampoo, or any natural shampoo with 2% tea tree oil (10 drops to an eight- ounce bottle), will help to unblock clogged hair follicles, moisturize the hair and keep the scalp free of bacteria and fungal problems.
A recent study indicates that a pharmaceutical grade of a tea tree oil in low concentrations helps to eliminate bacteria and fungus on the scalp, as well as Pityrosporum ovales.
Reports indicate that using tea tree oil in dental hygiene and in surgery show it to be an extremely effective antiseptic.
aztec.asu.edu /iaha/articles/Tea_Tree_Article/tea_tree_article.html   (1014 words)

 Tea Tree Essential Oil
The Tea Tree is a small tree or shrub with needle-like leaves.
The Tea Tree is very robust; it is ready for cutting only two years after its’ previous harvest.
Tea Tree essential oil is best known as a very powerful immune stimulant.
www.aroma-pure.com /teatree.htm   (431 words)

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