Tea tree oil also known as melaleuca oil, is a yellow to nearly clear essential oil with a fresh smell. It is extracted from the leaves of an Australian native tree, the Melaleuca alternifolia, which can be found on the northeast coast of New South Wales, the south eastern state of Australia.
Tea tree oil has been recognized as a potent antiseptic in Australia anecdotally for many years, but has been scientifically investigated only relatively recently. Recent studies support a role for the topical application of tea tree oil in skin care and for the treatment of various diseases and conditions such as psoriasis, seborrhea and dermatitis.
Tea tree oil appears to be effective against bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, mites such as scabies, and lice such as head lice.
Tea tree oil studies showed that it has activity against the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, and when used at a 10% concentration is comparable with antibiotic treatment for application to the skin. There is clinical evidence that topical dermatological preparations containing tea tree oil may be more effective than conventional antibiotics in preventing transmission of CA-MRSA.
Tea tree oil is a known antifungal agent, effective in vitro against multiple dermatophytes found on the skin. In vivo, shampoo with 5% tea tree oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for dandruff due to its ability to treat scalp symptoms such as seborrhea and Malassezia furfur, the most common cause of the condition.
One of the active ingredients in PsoEasy’s formula used in our different products, such as PsoEasy’s psoriasis cream is Tea Tree Oil. Many psoriasis patients have found significant relief using our different products: including cream, shampoo, scalp lotion, night oil and liquid soap.
Even greater are the number of Scalp psoriasis patients that have experienced great improvement in their condition by using Tea Tree oil products. If you are suffering from scalp psoriasis and looking to try a new and natural product, we welcome you to head over to the PsoEasy psoriasis scalp treatment section and buy your shampoo and scalp lotion package today.