Is It Safe To Drink Tea Tree Oil? The Benefits and Risks Explained

 Tea tree oil has been used as a natural remedy for centuries, but is it safe to drink? 

In this blog post, we’ll explore the potential benefits and risks of drinking tea tree oil. 

Is It Safe To Drink Tea Tree Oil? The Benefits and Risks Explained

Tea tree oil is derived from the leaves of an Australian plant called Melaleuca alternifolia. It contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful in treating skin conditions like acne, eczema, psoriasis, athlete's foot, and warts. 

Tea tree oil can also be used to treat fungal infections such as thrush or candida albicans infections in the mouth or throat area when diluted with water before being gargled or swished around inside your mouth for several minutes at a time. 

 While there are some potential health benefits associated with consuming tea tree oil orally (such as its antimicrobial effects) 

there are also risks involved if you consume too much of it without proper dilution first; doing so could lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and other digestive issues due to its high 

concentration levels which may cause irritation within your stomach lining if not properly diluted beforehand. 

Additionally ingesting large amounts of undiluted tea tree oils could potentially lead to liver damage over time since these concentrated oils contain terpenes 

– compounds are known for their toxicity when taken internally without any form of dilution whatsoever! 

Therefore caution should always be exercised when considering taking this type of essential medicine orally 

- even though they do have many positive uses externally on our bodies' surfaces such as skin care applications.  

Ultimately while drinking small amounts (1 drop per 8 ounces)of highly diluted tea oil might offer some health benefits, consulting with a healthcare professional prior to consumption is advised. 

As always please use caution whenever using any type of alternative remedy including tea tree oil.

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