We use Tea tree oil as a healing oil around our nails. Both Karen and Cam have uesd it by working it in and around the nail once in the morning and once at night. With in a week thier nail was on much better.
Re–discovering nature's healing oils
Much of modern medicine has come to us from traditional use of herbs, plants and other gifts of nature. Centuries of use are behind two potent oils –tea tree oil and oil of oregano–that have now received scientific recognition for their antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic properties.
What we commonly call germs, are actually a variety of living agents that cause disease or illness. They can include bacteria, viruses, protozoa, parasites and fungi. Tea tree oil and oil of oregano are two of your most powerful natural allies against such invaders.
Tea tree oil is a concentrated plant oil from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree. With its key active ingredient carvacrol, tea tree oil is able to breach the membrane of infected cells, disrupting the proteins within, so microbes cannot multiply and cause disease. According to experts at Holista Health Canada, tea tree oil is often used against head lice, scabies and athlete's foot, or to disinfect scrapes and cuts. It is sometimes called nature's "first aid kit in a bottle"!
Another healing oil now found in many medicine cabinets is oil of oregano. A multi–purpose herb and a member of the mint family, oregano is closely related to marjoram but you won't find the oregano used to produce oregano oil in the spice section of your local grocery store. Only quality Organum vulgare oregano oil from a trusted manufacturer should be used medicinally.
With modern scientific research behind it, oregano oil has become a trusted natural treatment against bacteria, viruses, fungus and even parasites. It's antiseptic and antioxidant power make it useful for a wide range of healing applications and for immune system support.
Both tea tree and oregano oils are potent medicines. Be sure to follow label directions.