Tea tree oil is an important oil that’s well-liked in varied business industries immediately. Tea tree oil comes from the Melaleuca Alternifolia tree and it’s usually clear to yellowish in shade. Like all important oils, tea tree oil is harvested by distillation of the leaves. This tree is endemic to North-Japanese Australia (New South Wales) and it’s typically not used for consumption regardless of the identify.
It’s mentioned to be notably helpful towards head lice as it may possibly outperform the favored anti-lice remedy Permethrin. A small proportion in shampoos and conditioners has been proven to be efficient towards dandruff. Attributable to its good antifungal properties, they’re additionally used for nail fungus. Additionally it is used for pimples, yeast infections and it may be used towards viral ailments reminiscent of herpes, shingles and hen pox. In agricultural circles, tea tree oil could be a very potent insecticide. Quite than repel them, it kills them outright with out damaging the crop. Nonetheless, for natural farming functions, neem oil surpasses it as a pesticide and insecticide.
It may be used at residence to kill widespread family pests reminiscent of mosquitoes. The usage of tea tree oil may even be seen within the aquarium business. It’s touted as a pure treatment for bacterial and fungal infections. They can be utilized for each marine and freshwater aquariums. Having used such cures myself (Pimafix, Melafix) in my very own saltwater aquariums, I’ve had delicate success with it. Nonetheless, due to its antibacterial properties, it may possibly impact the organic filter. That is particularly harmful if it causes the aquarium to have a slight ammonia spike, which is deadly to its inhabitants.