Tea Tree Oil

Discussion in 'Health & Medicine' started by sailaway, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    Is anyone familiar with Tea Tree Oil? I've been told to put it on sores and wounds, it's supposed to kill bacteria and leave white blood cells alone.:confused:
  2. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

    it has antifungal properties for sure, supposedly antiseptic ones as well

    just don't confuse it with tea oil, the sweet seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the (beverage) tea plant. :eek:

  3. catsraven

    catsraven Meoww

    Yes it can. Its used on all kinds of cuts scrapes and burns and cold sores. Fair warning, it burns. Frankly I cant stand the smell, but if you can get past that its a good alternative to pharmaceuticals.
  4. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

    I use it all the time ... even on the dogs (per the vet! :D )
  5. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    WOW, sounds like the miracle cure of the new millenium!:beercheer:
  6. Catastrophy

    Catastrophy Catastrophy

    I use tea tree oil for keeping the dreaded nits at bay on my kids - one squirt on their hair before they go to school, no nits making the return journey home. If you are using it for medicinal purposes make sure you get Melaleuca Alternifolia oil - that one is the one that means business! :)
  7. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

    Yes !!!!!!!!

    It's outstanding!! was used by the Aussies in ww2 before the advent of penicillin, it has the ability to penetrate thru the skin and fight infections.. very well!!..
    It's right up there with the Aloe plant for natural goodness!!! but it only comes from one plant and it grows in swamps and I'm not sure but I always thought it only grew in Australia...

    buy a gallon for the SHTF!!.. only takes a drop!
  8. mtlad

    mtlad Member

    Tea Tree Oil,

    I have been using this for years, I use a product called tri-care from farnam on my animals, the ingredients are amazing and include tea tree oil - I know may ranchers locally that use this on themselves - I have a turkey with about 40 stitches in it from a raccoon attack (the raccoon didn't give it the stitches, I did) I hold this product responsible for the continued survival of this animal. I have dozens of success stories applying veterinary care to my animals utilizing MY common sense(ones that are not worth the expense of a vet and would consequently be destroyed/eaten).
    A member of my family is strangely susceptible to topical yeast / fungal infections, after many visits and $$$ to the doctor I thought, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, I instructed this family member to throw out all of the lotions and soaps that they were using for skin management and told them to make sure that every soap and lotion they used had tea tree oil in it, they have not had another case in years, ostensibly ELIMINATING the need for doctors care.

    This is not a miracle cure for the new millennia, this is a "miracle cure" from the old, (e.g. silver).
    In the last 100 years, civilization has become so accustom to Pharmacia that they have forgotten the tried and true of the old. in some areas of medicine, it seems science is fighting a losing battle trying to out-engineer the SYMPTOMS caused by the micro-evolution of bacteria / disease, I am afraid that science itself is going to inadvertently create a super disease (hmm...I think I heard that from them).

    Keep in mind, it is not worth it to try to replace a doctor with tea tree oil, or any other magic potion - if a wound is properly dealt with at the time of injury, there won't be the need for possible staph laden doctor visits and subsequent antibiotics / antifungal. If you feel as though you can outsmart your doctor, you need to find a smarter (more open minded?) doctor.
  9. Freyadog

    Freyadog Member

    I got thrush from taking antibiotics. I washed my mouth out with tea tree oil and a few drops of water 3x a day and all went away. the australian tea tree oil book says that (OK ladies this is for us) to take a douche with tea tree oil and also you can put it in your bath water for yeast infections.
  10. kyhoti

    kyhoti Member

    I use TTO in a poultice with lavendar oil, eucalyptus leaves, camomile flowers and seaweed anytime I have stiches to help control secondary infection and cut down itching. The one time I didn't use it was when I had staples, and durned if I didn't get an abcessed infection. YMMV.
  11. sailaway

    sailaway Well-Known Member

    I'm back in the states, where can I pick up TTO?
  12. gypsysue

    gypsysue The wanderer

    Around here the Health Food stores have it, and one of the large grocery stores (Kroger/Smiths) has it in their "nutrition" department.
  13. mdprepper

    mdprepper I sold my soul to The_Blob. He had candy...

    Our local Walgreens carries it.