Take a drop of tea tree

One of our yoga teachers Adam Elabd is very knowledge on herbal remedies, and has been kind enough to pass on some of his knowledge to be shared with all our lovely followers.
There are many situations in which we can avoid using synthetic pharmaceuticals by turning to our plant friends. We will features some of Adams starting with Tea Tree oil.
Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) has many applications and is an essential part of any home medicine cabinet or traveler’s first aid kit.  For one, it is a very strong antibacterial and antifungal.  You can use it to keep cuts and scrapes from getting infected, and also to fight off oral candidiasis (a.k.a. “thrush”) as well as cold and canker sores.  It can have a drying effect, so if you are using it on sores around the lips, you might want to put a little dab of olive oil on top to keep the skin from drying out and cracking.  It is also great for mosquito bites and all types of itchy insect stings.  It will ease the itching sensation and keep bites from getting infected.
If you have any questions as you embark on your herbal journey, feel free to email Adam at adamelabd@gmail.com.

tea tree oil is from Australia, but available readily in natural health stores and online

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