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Tea Tree Oil Helps Heal Ear Infections

"Tea tree oil is your first aid kit in a bottle. One you should never leave home without and never be without at home."
--- The Tea Tree Oil Bible

 


Children suffer from a milieu of infections in their young years and ear infections are one of the most common. It is a painful ailment for the child causing them to have earaches, lethargy and fevers.



Article By

Dr. Elvis Ali
B.Sc., N.D., Dipl.Ac., M.R.N.


Usually ear infections are treated with antibiotics. However, many children suffer from repeated ear infections and it is unhealthy to use antibiotics that regularly.

Tea tree oil is a natural alternative to antibiotics for healing ear infections.

Tea tree oil has become a popular substitute for synthetic disinfectants and medical antibiotics. Though the oil can be found in a multitude of household products from bathroom cleansers and air fresheners to soaps, shampoos and toothpaste, its ability to help heal ear infections in children should not be overlooked.


Tea Tree Oil Kill Bacterial Infections

Ear infections are a common childhood condition. It occurs when liquid that is trapped in the ear becomes stagnant and infected with bacteria. Though a round of antibiotics usually clears the infection many parents are now concerned with the overuse of antibiotics, especially in the case of ear infections.

The Tea Tree Oil Bible recommends trying this remedy for your child's next ear infection:

Add 5-10 drops of warm tea tree oil to 1 Tbsp. of olive oil, mix thoroughly and trickle a small amount into the ear as needed.

Tea tree oil is from the leaves of an Australian tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) from the Myrtaceae family. Used by Australia's aboriginal people, its disinfectant quality was noted by the Western world as early as 1770 during Captain Cook's first Journey to Australia. Throughout the early 1900s, the tea tree was only found near Lismore, Australia.

Now, with tea tree oil's healing powers becoming so well known, farmers and manufacturers harvest the tree across Australia and California, While tea tree oil is readily available, it is important to look for a good quality oil. Quality tea tree oil has at least 30% terpinen-4-ol (the healing property) and no more than 15% cineole.


Why Tea Tree Oil For Childhood Ailments?

For ear infections, it is the antiseptic and bactericidal properties of this natural alternative that work for you. Tea tree oil has a number of other topical applications for childhood and adult ailments because:

  • Tea tree oil is antifungal - good for athlete's foot, ringworm and thrush
  • Tea tree oil is antiseptic - good for burns, cuts, insect bites and wounds
  • Tea tree oil is antiviral - helps fight colds, flu, warts, chicken pox and measles
  • Tea tree oil is an insecticide - good for scabies, lice, mosquitoes.

The Tea Tree Oil Bible is your essential guide to discovering the power of tea tree oil and the multitude of ways it can help you now.

 
   

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