Dear Beauty Conscious Reader,
This is exciting news: Tea tree oil could be the natural, simple, and inexpensive answer to non-melanoma skin cancer.
Non-melanoma skin cancer is very common. There are over 100,000 new cases diagnosed every year in the UK.1
Treatment done with tea tree oil has been shown to slow the growth of tumors and lesions already in action. Plus, it helps boost the body’s immune system to help combat the cancer at an even higher level.2
The idea that tea tree oil could beat skin cancer was tested on solid, non-melanoma cancerous tumors in mice. The tumors regressed within one day of treatment. And within three days, the tumors couldn’t be detected.3
Those are some amazing results.
Using tea tree oil to help cure skin cancer could mean the end of painful, disfiguring surgery to remove cancerous tissue. Patients may no longer have to endure months of chemotherapy that makes them feel nauseas and sick.
In fact, the only side effects associated with tea tree oil is mild skin irritation that disappears within days.4
This amazing essential oil is a natural, renewable source found in the Melaluca tree native to South Wales.
Tea tree oil has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years by our ancient ancestors. They used tea tree oil as a natural antibiotic to treat scars and wounds.
This versatile oil is used to treat conditions like psoriasis, herpes, respiratory problems, warts, sun burns, in addition to other bacterial and fungal skin ailments. And it helps clear up acne like nothing else I’ve seen.
Here are just 5 of the many ways you can use tea tree oil on your own:
- Apply a few drops of diluted oil to small scratches or scrapes. It helps them heal faster and with less scarring.
- Put a single drop of oil on a cotton swab and dab on a pimple to help it clear up in no time.
- Add a few drops added to a warm bath can help you relax and soothe sore muscles.
- Rub diluted oil on your skin to use as an anti-fungal for treating athlete’s foot, eczema, and various yeast infections.
- Add a small amount to shampoo to get rid of head lice.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD
- “About Skin Cancer.” www.sunsmart.org/uk. Sunsmart Cancer Research UK, accessed 8/5/2010.
- Annarica Calcabrini, Annarita Stringaro, Laura Toccacieli, Stefania Meschini, Manuela Marra, Marisa Colone, Giuseppe Salvatore*, Francesca Mondello†, Giuseppe Arancia and Agnese Molinari. Terpinen-4-ol, The Main Component of Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil Inhibits the In Vitro Growth of Human Melanoma Cells. Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2004) 122, 349–360.
- 3 C. F. Carson,1 K. A. Hammer,1 and T. V. Riley1,2*. Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, January 2006, p. 50-62, Vol. 19, No. 1.
- 4 “Tea Tree Oil Effective Against Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer.” http://www.medindia.net/news/Tea-Tree-Oil-Effective-Against-Non-Melanoma-Skin-Cancer-70841-1.htm#ixzz0vkXXoq5j. Gopalan T on July 04, 2010.