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Side Effects Of Tea Tree Oil
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Side Effects Of Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil traces its roots from the ancient Australians who used it traditionally as medicine to cure conditions such as cold sores, wounds, athlete's foot, hair lice, coughs, and fungus. The oil in the tree comes from the leaves of the plant and has been used in medicine for many years and its wind spread across the world after being popularized by Australians.

Through several researches and tests, there still exist a moot on whether at all it is an effective treatment for acne. Scientific proof however, concerning tea tree's ability as an effective medicine for now is not available in the public domain as far as I am concerned. Numerous schools of thought contain their own conclusions about tea tree oil. Despite the scientific challenge, tea tree oil is rich in anti-bacteria, anti fungal, anti septic and anti viral.

This is the main reason it is effective in healing wounds and skin conditions. Nowadays, tea tree oil is used externally as a redress to many infections and has gained popularity across the globe and can easily be found in pharmacies. In addition to their availability, tea tree oil has greatly been mixed in some drugs to enhance their agility in fighting effects that comes back to haunt the consumer. Having talked about its uses, let us now consider its effects on the users.

A number of side effects have been noticed; one of them being drowsiness and allergies. When taken in large numbers, people experience irritations on their skin. The skin irritations have been linked to cine ole property found in the oil. Drowsiness in children and poisoning in some animals like cats has also been reported.

Swallowing this oil has been prohibited as one woman was alleged to have gone into a coma after drinking half a cup of the oil. More allergies are often witnessed when tea tree oil is exposed to the air compared to pure oil. Ataxia, a condition identified as affecting muscles in your arms, legs as well as causing imbalance and poor coordination is also closely associated with tea tree oil. We have also this abnormal breast development as a side effect as well.

It has been reported in the past on a boy who consumed tea tree oil and later was observed to have developed a breast growth after using tea tree. However, it is also very critical that one understands that even genetic malfunction can result in abnormal breast development. In conclusion therefore, the suitability and effectiveness of tea tree oil lies in the handling and storage. Do not swallow tea tree oil nor expose it to the light as oxidation takes place and that small change can harm your skin. Be careful when using it to enhance its usefulness. Dry cool place should apply when storing it for future use.


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Interesting.

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  about 4 years ago
melissa3  

Good Article. I don't know how anyone can ingest it, though, it has a really strong smell that lingers for hours. This article came at the right time since I just stared using it yesterday. Thanks.

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  about 6 years ago

Hi Melisa3 Thank you very much for your positive comment on my article

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