Tea-Tree-Oil-Psoriasis treatments are all
over online and appear to have some validity for their popularity. Before
looking at the actual types of tea tree oil-containing psoriasis products,
let’s learn a little more about this oil.
What is Tea Tree Oil?
Tea tree oil is the essential oil distilled
from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is native to Australia. With its light
camphor-like scent, the oil has been used in traditional medicine for
centuries, with varying degrees of effectiveness according to first-hand
course, the medical community as a whole dismisses any possibility of tea tree
oil’s effectiveness in treating any ailment. While tea tree oil is widely
touted as the go-to treatment for fungal conditions, doctors prefer to
recommend expensive pharmaceutical treatments.
Uses for Tea Tree Oil
tea tree oil should never be ingested, as it is quite toxic, it has often been
used in low concentrations in various cosmetics, skin and hair products. It is
also wildly popular as a flea treatment for dogs, but should never be used on
cats, and even precautions need to be taken to ensure that the dogs don’t
ingest the oil-containing product.
- Fungal infections, like
toenail fungus and Athlete’s foot
- Lice and flea repellant
- Skin infections
- Insect bites
- Respiratory infections
- Bacterial infections like
- Skin conditions: rashes,
eczema, dermatitis, and…PSORIASIS!
Antibiotics for Psoriasis
is just an overview of some of the products for treating psoriasis that have
tea tree oil as an active ingredient:
- Dr. Woods Tea Tree Shea
Butter Castile Soap – promises that it only uses “eco-friendly Fair Trade shea
- Organic Doctor Organic Tea
Tree Conditioner – Organic Doctor also offers body wash and lotion
- Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil
Mouthwash – Despite the fact that ingesting tea tree oil is not recommended
(which for some means, “don’t put it in your mouth”), here we have a product
with tea tree oil designed to be swished around in your mouth. Desert Essence
also carries a line of “Eco-Harvest” tea tree oil products.
- Tea Tree Therapy Lemon
Myrtle Natural Soap – It also contains Macadamia nut oil.
- Purely Northwest Tea Tree
Oil Foot Spa with Epsom Salt
- The Organic Pharmacy
Peppermint Tea Tree Eucalyptus Face Wash – It also contains oats, clay, rose,
Using Tea Tree Oil for Psoriasis
course, with the growing popularity of tea tree oil for treating all kinds of
skin conditions and other ailments, there are some precautions to using it.
- Don’t Swallow – While this
was mentioned earlier, it is important to repeat it here. Ingesting tea tree
oil can lead to diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach upset. Ingestion may also cause
confusion, rash, dizziness, unsteadiness, and even coma.
- Don’t Use Full Strength –
To avoid sensitization, always dilute any essential oil, including tea tree,
before using it on your skin.
- Don’t Apply to Broken Skin
– If your skin is broken, cracked or bleeding, use caution in apply tea tree
oil to the damaged area.
- Don’t Use Tea Tree Oil
During Pregnancy – Just like most other medications, you shouldn’t use tea tree
oil while pregnant.
proper use, tea tree oil psoriasis treatments can be quite effective and are
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