Tea Tree Oil Quiz

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The practice of applying tea tree oil comes from:

Aborigines in Australia were the first to use tea tree oil, using it as an antiseptic to treat cuts and burns for thousands of years.

Tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of what tree?

Tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of the <i>Melaleuca alternifolia,</i> or the tea tree, named because of the natives use of its leaves to make tea.

Tea tree oil has antimicrobial properties. What does this mean?

Tea tree oil is a disinfectant with the power to kill off microorganisms that can cause disease. For this reason, it can be helpful in treating acne, burns, cold sores, fungal infections, insect bites and inflammation.

Tea tree oil should be taken orally.

Tree tree oil cannot be taken orally. The FDA considers tee tree oil an herb and therefore does not monitor it.

Side effects of tea tree oil include:

All of these are common symptoms of tea tree oil and in certain, extreme cases, the use of tea tree oil can result in a coma. Try it in a small amount before adding it to your daily routine.

Tea tree oil was banned in Europe in 2007 for:

In 2007, young European boys who used tea tree oil began to experience gynaecomastia, or the growth of breasts. This caused the ban on tea tree oil, however shortly after discontinuing the use of tea tree oil, the boys side effects went away.

What is the proper way to apply tea tree oil to an infected area?

It is important to apply very limited amounts of tea tree oil onto an infected area and not to mix it with any other products like benzoyl peroxide. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the side effects before using the oil.

Tea tree oil can be used to get rid of bad breath.

While tea tree oil can be used to get rid of bad breath by gargling it, it is extremely important to be careful when doing so because even a small amount that is ingested can cause serious health issues.

When storing tea tree oil in your home:

Tea tree oil can be dangerous and should not be consumed -- hence why it should be kept out of the reach of young children. The dark bottle is to prevent light from penetrating the container and breaking down the oil.

Research on tea tree oil is still in progress.

Scientists are continuing research on tea tree oil, and currently there are no conclusive studies regarding the effects of the oil.

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About This Quiz

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.

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