Tea Tree Oil

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What other names is Tea Tree Oil known by?

Aceite del Árbol de Té, Australian Tea Tree Oil, Huile de Melaleuca, Huile de Théier, Huile de Théier Australien, Huile Essentielle de Théier, Melaleuca alternifolia, Melaleuca Oil, Oil of Melaleuca, Oleum Melaleucae, Tea Tree, Tea Tree Essential Oil.

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of the tea tree (unrelated to the plant used for the beverage tea). It is used to make medicine.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Athlete's foot (Tinea pedis).
  • Fungus infections of the nails (onychomycosis).
  • Mild to moderate acne.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Cold sores (Herpes labialis); Lice; scabies; ringworm; antiseptic for cuts, abrasions, burns, insect bites and stings, and boils; vaginal, mouth, and ear infections; sore throat; cough; congestion; allergic skin reactions to nickel.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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