tea tree oil acne spots pimples cold sores athletes foot sore throat. Treat colds burns and boils. Antiseptic applied to cuts, abrasions, grazes, rashes, insect bites and fungal infections. Teatreeoil can be used on nail infections and skin many diseases such as eczema, psoriasis. Use Tea Tree Oil as a face cleanser or to stop smelly feet foot odor.
Tea Tree Oil is in treating a broad spectrum of conditions!
|Complaint||Treatment / Results||Publication|
2. Oral Pathogens
|1. A method for determining minimum
inhibitory concentrations and minimum bactericidal concentrations of plant extracts towards fastidiously and facultative
anaerobic oral bacteria was devised. The antimicrobial properties of some Botanical Oils were surveyed; of these
Australian Tea Tree Oil proved to be the most potent oil.
2. Tea Tree Oil is reported to be of benefit in the treatment of periodontal disease. The antimicrobial effects of Tea Tree Oil on selected oral and non-oral pathogenic micro-organisms is described. Concentrations between 200 and 800 parts per million inhibited growth of aerobic facultative anaerobic and anaerobic micro-organisms.
Shapiro A Meier Guggenheim Oral Microbiology and Immunology 1994
2.Laurence J Walsh and Jennifer Longstaff Periodontology 1987
|Natural Antiseptic As Indicated for Various Antimicrobial Uses Particularly Cosmetic||Oil of Melaleuca has due to a combination of renewed interest in natural products and plantation establishment of Melaleuca Alternifolia and increasing scientific research become highly regarded as a natural non-toxic non-irritating Antiseptic germicide and fungicide. As the public and industrial groups become more familiar with its potential the range of uses for the Oil will expand. Scientifically conducted clinical trials proving that Oil of Melaleuca is an ideal Antiseptic and disinfectant would permit formulations containing it to be widely accepted into the pharmaceutical veterinary cosmetic and toiletries markets in Australia and overseas||Dr. Lyall R Williams Cosmetics Aerosols and Toiletries in Australia Vol. 4 No.4|
|1. Bacterial Vaginosis and Monilial Vulvo-Vaginitis
2.Yeast Infections (Vaginal Thrush)
3.Vaginal Infections (Candida Albicans)
|1. The author reports on Tea Tree Oil vaginal pessary. Apparently following diagnosis the patient refused a
Standard pharmaceutical regimen (metronidazole in this instance) and opted instead for self-treatment with
the Tea Tree Oil pessaries. She used a 5-day course of the pessaries each of which contained 200mg of Oil
distilled from the Tea Tree in a vegetable Oil base. The author concludes that Tea Tree Oil in the treatment of
bacterial vaginosis may be a safe non-toxic alternative to standard Antibiotic therapy especially in pregnancy.
2. 96 cases treated by washing of the vulva and vagina and topical Application of 0.4% Tea Tree Oil
solution - 15cc and douches. Clinical cure in all cases after 6 treatments
3. 28 Intractable cases treated with Tea Tree oil vaginal capsules. 23 completely cured. Reduced symptoms in a further 4. 1 discontinued.
|1. Dr. Donald J Brown Townsend Letter for Doctors (Australia) May 1991 - reporting on A L Blackwell Lancet
2. Dr E F Pena Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (USA) 1962
3. Prof. Paul Belaiche Faculty of Medicine of Bobigny 1985 Phytotherapy
|1. Propionibact-erium Acnes(Bacterial Pathogen associated with Acne)
| 1. The susceptibility of 32 strains of P. acnes to Tea Tree Oil was examined. The minimum bactericidal
concentration of Tea Tree Oil for five strains was 0.25% or less while for the remainder it was 0.50%.
2. Performed a single-blind randomized clinical trial on 124 patients to evaluate the efficacy and skin tolerance of 5% Tea Tree Oil Gel in the treatment of mild to moderate acne when compared with 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion. The results of this study showed that both 5% Ta Tree Oil and 5% benzoyl peroxide had a significant effect in ameliorating the patients Acne by 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 a bit slower. Encouragingly, fewer side effects were experienced by patients treated with Tea Tree Oil.
|1. C F Carson and T V Riley Letters in Applied Microbiology 1994
2. Prof. R S C Barnetson Dr.I Bassett Dr. D Pannowitz (Australia) Medical Journal of Australia Oct 1990
|25 cases treated with Pure Oil topically only 1 case required incision after treatment. 15 cases completely cured the rest improved after 8 days.||Dr Henry Feinblatt Journal of the National Medical Association (USA) Jan 1960|
|Acne Monilia of the Throat Rashes Eczema Pustules Canker Sores Herpes Simplex Fungus of the Finger Nails||The study was conducted over 6 months in San Juan Capistrano California. All patients who completed treatment were either cured or showed remarkable improvement in their presenting condition. Fifty patients were supplied Tea Tree Oil for a period of 1 to 4 weeks depending on the severity of the condition being treated. One patient dropped out of the study and one woman stopped the treatment after one day because of mild erythematous skin sensitivity to the 100% Oil. This was the only side-effect reported. Patients who presented with what was clinically suspected to be Monilia infection had the diagnosis confirmed by cultures swabbed and placed on Biggy Agar Slants (Nickerson). To confirm that the Tea Tree Oil was successful a negative culture had to be demonstrated after treatment. The test group consisted of men (18) women (30) and children (2) with ages ranging from 4 to 93. The results of using Tea Tree Oil for these were very favorable and encouraging. All patients with the exception of one were cured of their Monilial conditions as proven by negative post-treatment culture. The single patient with eczema was resistant to the treatment but admitted that the pruritis had decreased. All other patients who completed treatment were either cured or showed remarkable improvement in their presenting condition.||Dr. Alvin Shemesh Dr. William L Mayo International Journal of Alternative Medicine (UK) Dec 1991 Australian Journal of Pharmacy (Australia) Sept 1991|
|Foot Problems bromhidrosis Lesions Tinea Pedis||"Australian Melaleuca Alternifolia Oil successfully relieved or eliminated foot symptoms in 58 out of 60 suffering patients. This is a success ratio of 96.6 per cent. Of these 58 patients excellent results occurred in 38 cases (65.5%) and fair effects in 20 cases (34.5%)."||Dr M Walker Journal of Current Podiatry (Australia) April 1972|
|MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)||66 isolates of Staphaureus tested were susceptible to Tea Tree Oil. The MIC (minimum inhibitory concentration) and MBC (minimum biocidal concentration)for the isolates were 0.25% and 0.50% respectively. Tea Tree Oil could therefore be useful in the treatment of MRSA carriage.||C F Carson B D Cookson H D Farnelly and T V Riley Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 1995|
|Skin Conditions Psoriasis Acute Nasopharyngitis Catarrh Thrush Mouth Ulcers Gingivitis||"The results obtained in a variety of conditions when it was first tried were most encouraging a striking feature being that it dissolved pus and left the surfaces of infected wounds clean so that its germicidal action became more effective and without any apparent damage to the tissues. This was something new as most efficient germicides destroy tissue as well as bacteria. Commencing with a 2.5% dilution with water I found that quite strong solutions and even the pure saponified solution could be used without harm the Oil neutralizing the soap and preventing any caustic action."||A R Penfold (referring to ) Medical Journal of Australia (Jan 1938) and Australian Journal of Pharmacy March 1937|
|Severe Anhydrosis (Dry Skin)||70 patients treated for severe dry skin problems especially of the legs 5% Antiseptic lotion used and a majority of cases reported "a marked difference".||Division of Podiatry RoyalNorth Shore Hospital Sydney (Australia) Australian Journal of Pharmacy Jan 1991|
|Cold Sores Warts Acne Thrush Immune System Deficiencies The section given over to Tea Tree Oil states:||Tea Tree Oil has a very wide range of applications but they all depend on two important interrelated facts: 1. This Oil is unusual in that it is active against all three categories of infectious organisms; bacteria fungi and viruses. 2. It is a very powerful immuno-stimulant so when the body is threatened by any of these organisms Tea Tree Oil increased its ability to respond. It is valuable for colds influenza and the infectious illnesses of childhood. If used in the bath at the first signs of a cold or 'flu one of the effects of Tea Tree Oil is to stimulate profuse sweating and this has long been recognized in naturopathy and other forms of natural healing as a valuable response to infection. Quite often this is enough to stop a cold or 'flu developing. This is not suppressing the infection but very efficient in fighting it.||Patricia Davis Aromatherapy: An A to Z (UK)|
|Coughs Colds Fungal and Bacterial Skin Infections||Good treatment of Tea Tree Oil cures for these common maladies especially historic bush use and Aboriginal remedies.||Tim Low Bush Medicine (Australia)|
|Sinus Sore Gums Muscle and Joint Distress Skin Ailments Foot Conditions Head Lice||An American reference guide to Tea Tree Oil history harvesting and protection case studies and medical research and animal care. Safety data is also included. Methods of treatment indicated.||Cynthia Olsen Australian Tea Tree Oil Guide (US) 1991 also First Aid Handbook|
|Natural Antiseptic As Indicated for Various Antimicrobial Uses Particularly Cosmetic||Oil of Melaleuca has due to a combination of renewed interest in natural products and plantation establishment of Melaleuca Alternifolia and increasing Scientific Research become highly regarded as a natural non-toxic non-irritating Antiseptic, germicide and fungicide. As the public and industrial groups become more familiar with its potential the range of uses for the Oil will expand. Scientifically conducted clinical trials proving that Oil of Melaleuca is an ideal Antiseptic and disinfectant would permit formulations containing it to be widely accepted into the Pharmaceutical, Veterinary, Cosmetic and toiletries markets in Australia and overseas||Dr. Lyall R Williams Cosmetics Aerosols and Toiletries in Australia Vol. 4 No.4|
|General Skin Use Cold Sores Acne Pyorrhoea Gingivitis||A widely read popular-style article in one of the most widely circulated health magazines stated: The recent swing away from pharmaceutical drugs and back towards 'natural' drugs and 'natural' medicine has brought about a resurgence of interest in Tea Tree Oil especially in the United States where Australian products are enjoying phenomenal success. Happily, users today are finding it just as effective as their ancestors did years ago. Tea Tree Oil is safe, non-toxic, non-irritating and inexpensive making it an attractive alternative to many synthetic creams and other products.||Dr. William Mayo Prevention (Australia) Jan 1992|
|Independent microbiological testing of Australian Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil) has shown the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of the Oil against a variety of micro organisms (ie. the lowest concentration which will inhibit the growth of a specified micro organism ). Several hundred "in vitro" tests have been conducted using Pharmaceutical Grade Australian Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca Oil). In summary, it may be concluded that this Tea Tree Oil is active against a wide range of micro organisms, at low concentrations including the following :|
Minimum Inhibitory Concentration
|Gram Positive Bacteria||.|
|Bacillus subtilis||0.3 - 0.4|
|Beta haemolytic streptococcus||0.5|
|Corynebacterium spp||0.2 - 0.3|
|Enterococcus faecalis||0.5 - 0.75|
|Micrococcus luteus||0.2 - 0.3|
|Propionibacterium acnes||0.4 - 0.5|
|Methicillin resistant Staphyloccus aureus||0.2 - 0.3|
|Staphylococcus aureus (NCTC 4163)||0.2|
|Gram Negative Bacteria||.|
|Citrobacter soo||0.5 - 1.0|
|Legionella spp.||0.75 - 1.0|
|Proteus mirabilis||0.5 - 1.0|
|Proteus vulgaris||0.2 - 0.3|
|Pseudomonas aeruginosa(ATCC 9027)||1.0 - 2.0|
|Serratia marcescens||0.2 - 0.3|
|Fungi and Yeasts||.|
|Aspergillus niger||0.3 - 0.4|
|Aspergillus flavus||0.4 - 0.5|
|Trichophyton mentagrophytes||0.3 - 0.4|