Tea tree oil is a common herbal medicine that can reduce acne, prevent fungal infections and much more. Read on to learn about the benefits of tea tree oil with this quiz.
The practice of applying tea tree oil comes from:
- North America
Tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of what tree?
- Melaleuca alternifolia (Narrow Leaved Paperbark)
- Camellia sinensis (tea plant)
- Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties. What does this mean?
- It acts like a disinfectant.
- It acts like an anti-inflammatory.
- It acts like an antibiotic.
Tea tree oil should be taken orally.
Side effects of tea tree oil include:
- Rashes, abdominal pain, diarrhea
- Drowsiness and confusion
- All of the above
Tea tree oil was banned in Europe in 2007 for:
- Being considered unsafe
- Causing unusual side effects in young boys
- Both A&B
What is the proper way to apply tea tree oil to an infected area?
- Take orally
- Dab a cotton ball with a sparing amount of the oil, and then apply lightly to the area
Tea tree oil can be used to get rid of bad breath.
When storing tea tree oil in your home:
- Keep out of the reach of children
- Keep in a dark bottle to prevent light from getting through
- Both A&B
Research on tea tree oil is still in progress.