NOW Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree has a long history of traditional use. Australian aboriginals used tea tree leaves for healing skin cuts, burns, and infections by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area.
Tea tree oil contains constituents called terpenoids, which have been found to have antiseptic and antifungal activity. The compound terpinen-4-ol is the most abundant and is thought to be responsible for most of tea tree oil's antimicrobial activity.
People use tea tree oil for the following conditions:
- Athlete's Foot
- Fungal Infection of the Toenails
- Cystic Acne
- Periodontal disease
- As an antiseptic
- Skin tags
- Yeast infection