What types of infections can be treated with tea tree oil?
Tea tree oil can be used to treat infections that are caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses.
Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil, comes from the leaves of the tree Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Australia. People in Australia have been using tea tree oil to treat many diseases and infections for centuries.
Tea tree oil contains many properties that work together to fight infection and promote healing. It can fight bacteria, fungi, and viruses and helps with burns.
Tea tree oil contains several oils called terpenoids. Terpenoids are compounds made up of a chain of six carbon atoms. Six terpenoids are found in tea tree oil, each having a different effect on fighting infections.
Tea tree oil is effective against many different types of infections. For example, tea tree oil has been used to treat respiratory tract infections, urinary tract, ear and eye sockets, gums, and skin.