Tag Archives: Tea Tree Essential Oil

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 of the leaves of tea

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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 with over-the-counter products, including tea

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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? Psoriasis is a common skin

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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 the third leading cause of

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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 alternatives to medical treatment that

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