Tea tree oil is a yellowish green-tinged essential oil with a fresh camphoraceous odour. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia which is native to the northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. The oil is claimed to have beneficial cosmetic and medical properties (including antiseptic and antifungal action).
The term "tea tree oil" is somewhat of a misnomer since Melaleuca alternifolia is a paperbark rather than a tea tree (genus Leptospermum). Tea tree oil should also not be confused with tea oil, the sweetish seasoning and cooking oil from pressed seeds of the tea plant Camellia sinensis or the tea oil plant Camellia oleifera.
Medicinal Use Tea tree oil has been recognized as a potent antiseptic in Australia anecdotally for much longer than there has been scientific evidence. However, recent studies support a role for tea tree oil in skin care and treatment of various ailments.
Tea tree oil is a known antifungal agent, effective in vitro against multiple dermatophytes found on the skin. In vivo, shampoo with 5% tea tree oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for dandruff due to Malassezia furfur, the most common cause of the condition.
Effectiveness of topical tea tree oil preparations for Candidiasis is supported by their ability to kill Candida in vitro.
In the treatment of moderate acne, topical application of 5% tea tree oil has shown an effect comparable to 5% benzoyl peroxide with less risk of adverse drug reaction, albeit with slower onset of action.
Tea-tree oil is also effective for treating bug bites, boils and minor wounds. It may cause less of a stinging sensation than some other antiseptics.
Safety Tea tree oil is used almost exclusively externally. A patch test is advisable before using items containing tea tree oil because in high concentrations tea tree oil can cause irritation and some individuals may experience hypersensitivity since it can be allergenic.
Tea tree oil is toxic if taken in higher doses.  Data on oral tea tree oil toxicity in humans are sparse aside from several anecdotal reports of toxic effects following oral ingestion . Symptoms may include dizziness, nausea and disorientation. The use of tea tree oil in oral products like toothpaste is considered safe as long as the tea tree oil is not ingested and it is not accessible to small children.
i think that it has no name in telugu/hindi/kannada .its name is in english only. u can find anywhere in that name only .u can find in that name only in any beauty shops. so try in that name only.
Tea tree grows in Australia and Asia. Historically, the leaves were used as a substitute for tea, which is how it got its name. The part used medicinally is the oil from the leaves.
Why People Use This Herb
Tea tree has a long history of traditional use. Australian aboriginals used tea tree leaves for healing skin cuts and infections, by crushing the leaves and applying them to the affected area. The oil contains constituents called terpenoids, which kill fungus and bacteria.
As an antiseptic
Tea tree comes in cream, ointment, lotion, and soap forms. It can also be found as a pure oil. Tea tree oil has been used as a spot treatment for acne, for fungal infections of the toenails, and diluted as a mouthwash for oral yeast (thrush). When gargling, the solution is never swallowed after use.
For application on the toenails, tea tree can be used at a strength of 70-100%. Any application to the skin or as a gargle or douche should be diluted under qualified supervision.
Occasionally, people have allergic reactions to tea tree oil, such as itching skin and rashes.
Call your health practitioner if you experience any side effects: excessive drowsiness, sleepiness, poor coordination, diarrhea, vomiting.
Important Points About Tea Tree Oil
Avoid taking tea tree oil internally. It is toxic at small doses and can cause potentially fatal central nervous system depression (excessive drowsiness, sleepiness).
hi Tree tree is called Kayaputi, Kajuput in hindi.following are some of the benefits and uses of teatre oil. Tea tree oil kills fungus and bacteria, including those resistant to some antibiotics. Tea tree oil is used topically as an antiseptic and anti-infective for bacterial infections, acne, and fungal infections such as athlete's foot. It is also used in connection with insect bites, sunburn, and other minor skin irritations.Tea tree oil has also been used to kill bacteria in the mouth before dental surgery and to lessen the mouth irritation caused by dental procedures.It helps with mouth ulcers, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, fatigue, respiratory infections, strengthening the immune system and the female reproductive system. Tea Tree also helps to clear acne, lice, cold sores and gingivitis. http://www.indianchild.com/tea_tree…http://www.nutrasanus.com/tea-tree-…http://www.ultimate-cosmetics.com/t…http://www.teatreeoiluses.com/benef…http://www.beat-your-health-conditi…
Since Tea Tree Oil is native to Austraila I doubt it has a hindi/telegu/kannada name.Look for it by its english name.It is a very good antiseptic for treating infections of the skin,but should not really be used internally as an antibiotic without proper guidance of a health practitoner.Neem oil is a good subsitiute for tea tree oil if your not able to find it,as they have very similar properties.
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