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Tea tree, panacea in skin treatments

Tea tree essential oil, one of the most widely used in aromatherapy, comes from the distillation of the leaves of melaleuca alternifolia, found in Australia.
Many studies report interesting properties, in particular anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial of tea tree EO, but also anti-fungal and anti-viral. Essentially used by the dermal route, it would be effective in eradicating candida albicans, a fungus responsible for infections of the skin, in particular of the genital and oral mucous membranes. Several studies show efficacy for the treatment of certain skin conditions, such as acne, athlete's foot, contact dermatitis, lice and nail fungus. Finally, tea tree HE would reduce gingivitis and inflammation of the oral cavity. Be careful however, most of these studies are however incomplete because they are carried out either in vitro or in vivo on a limited number of patients and according to a protocol which is not recognized by the scientific community as acceptable and sufficient.

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