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Tea tree, and in particular its essential oil, is one of the most important natural antiseptics and it merits a place in every medicine chest.
It is useful for treating stings, burns, wounds and skin infections of all kinds.
An essential oil obtained from the leaves and twigs is strongly antiseptic, diaphoretic and expectorant.
It stimulates the immune system and is effective against a broad range of bacterial and fungal infections.
Internally, it is used in the treatment of chronic and some acute infections, notably cystitis, glandular fever and chronic fatigue syndrome.
It is used externally in the treatment of thrush, vaginal infections, acne, athlete’s foot, verrucae, warts, insect bites, cold sores and nits.
It is applied neat to verrucae, warts and nits, but is diluted with a carrier oil such as almond for other uses.
The oil is non-irritant.