Tea tree oil has many awsome uses. "In one study it inhibited 11 different bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa (which infects wounds), Esherichia coli (a dangerous pathogen in wounds) and staphylococcus (which causes boils and abscesses)."

The leaves of the tree can be used to make therapeutic tea or can be simply chewed on. The vapors can be used against colds. The oil can also be used on mucous membranes against sore throats or canker sores. It can also be used as a douche to treat yeast infections. For senstitive areas such as mucous membranes, full strength is not recomended. Use a 10 percent, or less, solution. Avoid getting in eyes.

Tea tree oil is also used in deodorants and toothpaste.

Tea tree oil can be found at Trader Joe's and other health food and herb stores.

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