If you rather have a home remedy instead of over-the-counter or prescription antifungal medication, you might want to try the natural antifungal tea tree oil instead. This article will explain what are the uses of tea tree essential oil and how it can benefit you.
Tea tree oil is an essential oil derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree by steam distillation. The tree grows in Australia and tea tree leaves have been used by the Aboriginals for centuries.
It is hailed for its antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, and antiviral properties, as well as tissue regenerative, making it a favorite among naturopaths and alternative health professionals. Tea tree oil’s immune-building properties have 12 times the antiseptic power of phenol.