This powerful oil is also known as Melaleuca alternifoliais and is an essential oil that has been around for quite a while but not until the past decade has its healing benefits been catching on like wildfire. The oil is extracted from a plant native to Australia and cannot be found naturally occurring elsewhere.
Tea tree oil is known for its topical antiseptic and anti-fungal treatment or infection-reducing benefits. It also has antibiotic properties and helps aid against aliments such as skin infections, rashes, burns, dandruff and much more. It should be noted that tea tree oil should not be used on babies younger than 6 months.
According to the University of Sydney, “numerous Aboriginal communities along the east coast of Australia have a long history of using tea tree as an antiseptic for skin conditions.”
The reason tea tree essential oil is suitable for many health ailments is it’s unique ability to work against all three types of infectious organisms: viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Sinus infections can be viral, bacterial, fungal or a combination; they can be acute or chronic. This is why tea tree oil can be effective at helping with sinuses.
The recipe is very easy. All you need to do is just add the oil to water and to steam the nasal passageways with the help of a vaporizer. Tea tree oil can help infuse the sinus cavities with antibacterial and antiviral compounds.