Top three benefits of Tea Tree Oil

Over the years, the popularity of essential oil as an effective treatment for various health ailments has grown significantly. In the present day scenario, tea tree oil is being used to make several cosmetic products and in medicines.

The tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia plant, which is found in Australia. In this article, let us examine top three health benefits of tea tree oil:

•    Cures Bladder infections- Tea tree oil contains an antibiotic resistant bacteria. This oil prevents bacteria from growing; as a result it safe guards your body from bladder infections. One of the bacteria named E.coli is what causes these infections. If you have a bladder infection, then add a few drops of tea tree oil to your bath water.

•    Treats ear infections- The antibacterial and antifungal properties in tea tree oil aids in treating ear infections. Dip a cotton ball into the tea tree oil and rub the cotton ball in your ear. Do not apply tea tree oil directly, as it can cause severe problems.  Tea tree oil contains erpinen-4-ol , which is known to kill bacteria.

•    Treats swollen lymph nodes- One of the many benefits of tea tree oil is it is an effective treatment against swollen lymph nodes. Due to bacterial infection, lymph nodes tend to get swollen. Applying tea tree oil provides an instant relief.

Other health benefits of tea tree oil: Helps minimise body odor, cures bad breath, treats eczema, cures acne, treats sexually transmitted diseases, and treats root canal

-Akhila Kakarala
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