The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) are used in the traditional medicine in the area of Australia from ancient times. The plant is specific to that continent, originates from New South Wales. Healing effect of plant are discovered by natives of the continent (Aborigines). They used the mashed tea tree leaves as mass with which they coated wounds from injuries, bites and insect bites.
Antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties of tea tree oil are related to the large number of viruses, bacteria and fungi. Tea tree essential oil is used in many treatments for all forms of respiratory infections, infectious intestinal inflammation, urogenital infections, skin infections, acne, immune system depression, general tiredness and for prevention of skin damage caused by radiation therapy and also to effectively remove warts.
How to apply tea tree oil to warts?
- Once a day apply the tea tree oil directly to the wart and repeat the process every day until the wart falls off
- Do not cover wart with a bandage
- It is very important to drip oil directly to the wart and not on the surrounding skin, because this oil can irritate the skin
- After the use of oil wash your hands thoroughly, because it is toxic!
Beside common warts tea tree oil is also used for removal of genital warts. Apply a small amount of oil on a cotton ball. Leave it on the part of genitals covered with warts overnight. You have to repeat this treatment until the complete removal of genital warts.
Side effects of tea tree oil and precautions
When applying the concentrated preparation on skin as well as other essential oils, tea tree oil can cause irritation of skin and mucous membranes . Although many aromatherapists claim that can be applied undiluted, caution is needed for people with sensitive skin as well as those prone to allergies. Oil is toxic if ingested in high doses!