Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Tea Tree Oil Adulteration

New bulletin provides review on adulteration of tea tree oil with lower-cost essential oils or natural or synthetic chemicals AUSTIN, Texas (September 5, 2017) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Bulletin (BAB) on tea tree oil. Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia or M. linariifolia) oil is the essential oil obtained by distillation … Continue reading Botanical Adulterants Program Publishes Bulletin on Tea Tree Oil Adulteration

Home Remedies for Bronchitis

Bronchitis is an inflammation or swelling of the lining of the bronchial tubes, otherwise known as the bronchi.The bronchi are the passages that connect the lungs to the mouth and nose. But what home remedies are best to treat bronchitis? People with bronchitis experience breathing difficulties caused by a reduced capacity to carry air through … Continue reading Home Remedies for Bronchitis

Efficacy and Safety of Tea Tree Oil in Treating Acne

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia, Myrtaceae) Oil Acne Acne, which affects mostly adolescents and young adults, is caused by a combination of factors, including excessive sebum production, inflammation, and the presence of the bacterium Propionibacterium acnes. Acne can cause physical discomfort, potential scarring, and emotional stress. Although some prescription medications are available, many acne sufferers self-treat … Continue reading Efficacy and Safety of Tea Tree Oil in Treating Acne

Can Tea Tree Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?

Psoriasis, or more specifically plaque psoriasis, is an inflammatory skin condition that causes the skin to become thick, red, and scaly. These patches, also called plaques, can be itchy and painful. There is some anecdotal evidence that tea tree oil may be helpful in managing symptoms of psoriasis, especially in the scalp. What is psoriasis? … Continue reading Can Tea Tree Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?

Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?

Asthma is a long-term lung disease. The airways in the lungs become inflamed and swollen, causing the airways to tighten. This makes it difficult for air to pass through and for the person to breath. According to The American Lung Association, nearly 26 million Americans have asthma, including more than 7 million children. It is … Continue reading Can Essential Oils be Used for Treating Asthma?

Can You Treat Psoriasis With Essential Oils?

Psoriasis is a long-term skin rash that has no medical cure, although it can be managed with the help of doctors. As with many conditions that are difficult to manage and need treatment, alternative treatments are available. These are often without the same scientific backing that conventional medicine has. Essential oils are one of the … Continue reading Can You Treat Psoriasis With Essential Oils?