Getting The Better Of Toenail Fungus

Tea Tree Oil has been used for centuries in Australia as an antiseptic to treat various types of infection. The aborigines have used crushed the leaves of this species of Melaleuca family of trees to treat infected wounds. It was often used in the Second World War to treat infections. The oil is distilled from the leaves of the plant using steam or water distillation.

The woodsy odor of the Tea Tree essential oil is strong and needs to be diluted in a carrier oil before you use it on the body. The face is especially sensitive to this essential oil, as well as, the eyes and nose when inhaled or applied straight to the skin. An aromatherapist can help with the mixing of a product designed to fight your personal acne problems.

You can also clean your bathroom using a mixture of tea tree oil, salt, borax and baking soda plus a little elbow grease. You can use it to clean sinks and tubs as well as the toilet bowl.

Tea tree oil-It is an essential oil for nail fungus and is obtained by steam distillation of tea tree’s leaves. Tea tree, another name of Melaleuca Alternifolia belongs to the species of plants in the myrtle family called Myrtaceae. This tree generally grows in shrub lands along edges of waterways. Tea tree or paper bark tea tree is generally found in the shape of a small to medium size plant. This tree is commonly found in Papua New Guinea, Caledonia and eastern Australia. It grows to a height of 20 meters with its trunk coated by a white-brown and thin bark. Leaves of this tree are normally broad.

Other benefits of this oil include healing of lice, mosquitoes and mites. is considered as one of the best home cold sore remedies. If you are suffering from fever blisters you will just need to apply few drops of the oil on an affected area. Repeat the same at least 3-4 times a day. It will surely help you to fight of the fever blister.

Doctors at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wisconsin have used it as a body wash as part of an effective treatment to stop the spread of MRSA. This is something that no ordinary antibiotic treatment can do for you.

The application of tea tree oil cannot perform wonders over night. It may probably require a few weeks, say 6 – 8, to get rid of toenail fungus completely. It requires weeks together to root off the embedded fungal infection. As the fungal infection has its root well underneath the nail, over night treatment cannot show any changes in the infected nail. However, you will be surprised at the amazing changes to notice after a complete course of toenail fungus treatment.

It is advisable to avoid sun after applying tea tree oil to your face. It tends to have a drying and irritating effect when the skin is exposed to sun. It is meant only for topical application, and never to be taken internally. It is available in most of the beauty products like soaps, shampoos, gels, washes, and other things. However, it’s good to check the amount of oil present in them, as most of them have only minuscule amounts, which tend to have no or very mild antibacterial effects.