Tea Tree Oil , Botanical Name: Melaleuca Alternifolia
Introduction: Tea Tree is found in Australian Coastal areas. The oil is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia. It belongs to the Myrtle family. The Essential Oils is extracted by using steam distillation method and highly used in aromatherapy.
Overview of Tea Tree Oil: The history of Tea Tree Oil is starts from Australia and earlier it was used for treating skin infections and bacterial infections etc. Now it is proved to use tea tree oil in antibiotic medicine development because it is highly resistant to particular bacteria which are causing skin infections. Some scientists claim that it also boosts the immune system but they are not certain evidence available. It should never be swallowed or taken internally in any case.
Promotion of Tea Tree in aromatherapy: Enthusiastic believes tea tree essential oil is an antiseptic and they always use it for fighting germs. It has also been used for treating cuts, minor burns, athlete’s foot, and insect bites. Some claim it can also be used for treating bacterial as well as fungal infections, wound infections, gum infections, acne, head lice, eczema, vaginal candidiasis (a yeast infection), colds, pneumonia, and other respiratory illnesses. There is much evidence available that the tea tree oil can treat the bacterial infections.
Household cleaner now started using Tea Tree Oil in their formula because it is being promoted that the tea tree oil is an alternative for the products having cancer-causing chemicals, such as formaldehyde.
Tea tree oil can be dissolved in water for using it in full potency. There are many goods available in market having tea tree oil as a major ingredient like ointments, creams, lotions and also soap. Tea Tree Oil is often sold in amber glass bottle because light may affect its potency due to Oxidation. When one is using the same to treat skin infections or fungi, the oil must be properly diluted wit any good carrier oil like almond or jojoba. The oil is also found in deodorants, shampoos, soaps, antiseptic first aid creams, cosmetics and household cleansing products.
There is only condition to take the Tea Tree Oil internally is, to mix it with any intake approved vaporizer formula so that the vapor can be inhaled. The oil is sometimes used in mouth wash for treating canker sore or other bacterial infections.
History of Tea Tree Oil:
The aborigines of Australia who inhabit Australia, Tasmania and other nearby islands were the first who got into knowledge of Tea Tree and its oil’s properties thousands of years ago. They store in their First Aid box during their exploration in forests of Australia. They treated cuts, burns, and skin infections by crushing the leaves of the tree and applying them to cuts and injuries. Captain Cook made the first tea using its leaves and he coined the name Tea tree.
In early 1920s , Australian physicians began research over the properties of Tea Tree Oil by using the oil to clean wounds and prevent foreign bacterial infections after surgery. The carbolic acid was used earlier as an antiseptic during surgery but by and by the tea tree oil was being used as a natural replacement. After getting popularity in hospitals, people of Australia promoted it to use in household remedy for skin conditions and fungus infections. During the World War II, it was highly promoted and included into the First Aid box of Australian Soldiers and sailors.
After the invention of penicillin and other antibiotics, tea tree oil went out of favor as an antiseptic until the 1980s, when it was discovered that some bacteria were resistant to certain antibiotics, such as methicillin and vancomycin. Today, there is renewed interest in Tea Tree Oil in alternative medicine.
We Essential Oils India , an Essential oil company , producing tea tree oil and also importing this from real origin Australia in very bulk packing of tea tree oil. We are also exporting tea tree oil to worldwide and also supplying to many industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Skin Care , and Spa.