Greetings. New Zealand naturopath, Eric Bakker again. Author of Candida Crusher and formulator of the Canxida range of supplements. Thank you as usual for checking out my video. I really appreciate you checking out my video. Today, we’re going to talk about tea tree oil. In particular, Australian tea tree oil.
Australian tea tree oil has been around for a long, long time. In fact, the Australian aborigines, the indigenous population of Australia have been living in their continent for about 60,000 years, so a long time some particular tribes migrated from Asia down, Gondwanaland where all the continents were still formed as one big land mass and they drifted apart. The aborigines basically started to really camp out in Australia. Naturally, they started to use all kinds of different plants, animals and different things for medicines. We believe that Australian tea tree oil is possibly been used for tens of thousands of years. The indigenous people like many people gained a lot of this wisdom, which they passed down from generation to generation.
Australian tea tree oil, melaleuca alternifolia has always been traditionally used for respiratory tract infection where they would crush the leaves and boil it in water and inhale that. They would use it on cuts, wounds and bites. Spear wounds are quite common. Also bites from animals and infections. The aborigines used this quite wisely.
In 1923, there was an Australian government chemist by the name of Arthur Penfold. Back in the 20s a very popular antiseptic to use by doctors was something called carbolic acid. What Mr. Penfold discovered when he analyzed all these different natural plants is that the melaleuca alternifolia was nine to ten times more potent as an antiseptic agent than carbolic acid was. The government became very excited and by the 1930s and 1940s, it was in widespread use throughout Australia.
All the houses contained a bottle tea tree oil. This was pre-pharmacy days, where all the chemical companies started profiting. People used it for sore feet, ulcers, blisters, infections, sunburns, and insect bites. They used it for all kinds of stuff. Gum diseases it was popular, tin ear, athletes foot, jock itch. It was the normal medicine used. In fact, it was so effective that the government basically had every soldier take a bottle of tea tree oil away to war to be used for all kinds of infections. Then, of course, when pharmaceutical companies became big, it basically just about all died off.
Then, by the 1960s, the tea tree oil industry was all wiped out. In 1976, there was a guy called Eric White. What Eric did is he wanted to revive this industry knowing how powerful this product really was. He searched around and found this particular part of northern New South Wales called Bangerwell and Swamp, particularly a swamp that he thought would be the best area for growing the ultimate Australian tea tree oil. He lobbied up to four years with a local government to try to get a crown lease on the land. Eventually, he got this lease on a Thursday. They called it Thursday Plantation. That’s where the name of the company comes from. I love this story. I really support this company and I think it’s a fantastic product. Thursday Plantation Australian tea tree oil. I may have a bottle of it laying around in my cupboard. I usually keep a bottle. I think it’s one of the most amazing of all natural medicines you can use for fungal diseases.
Research in western Australian in the 1990s showed that tea tree oil gel, particularly on tinea, was more effective than any kind of pharmaceutical to be used. Particularly with Candida. It was number one for Candida out of anything, including even Lamisil. Lamisil was a little bit more powerful for trichophyton rubrum, which is a particular fungal species we find in there with jock itch or a particular kind of foot fungus such as tinea. But when it came to Candida, it was number one. Nothing can beat tea tree oil in terms of its potency. It’s really used for external application. I’ve got no doubt you can use it internally like oregano oil, a drop at a time. I often take it myself internally, but it’s not something I recommend for the average patient to do.
Oregano oil, food grade, should be perfectly fine to do. Not quite as potent as the Australian tea tree oil, but I would say pretty good match this. We have got certain types of oregano now that we found in the Mediterranean that actually exceed the ability to kill fungi that tea tree oil. They’ve only been discovered probably in the last five years or so.
What can you use Australian tea tree oil for? Well, if you look at Chapter 5 in my Candida Crusher book, it’s a perfect thing to use for vaginal cleansing. You used to be able to get a water soluble version, but it’s very hard to get now, but you can still add a few drops to quite warm water and then let that cool a bit and use that as a douche. You can also use it on feet. You can use it for jock itch. You can use it for ear. You can use it for scalp. You can use it for nails. It’s very good for toenails. You put one drop every day on the toenail bed. It will slowly penetrate and get in around there and it will get rid of quite stubborn infections. Topically, it’s fantastic. This company, Thursday Plantation, makes soaps, shampoos, all sorts of moisturizers, so you can certainly use it on your skin. I use it for acne for people, cuts, bites, burns, stings, anything like that at all. It’s a superb product. If you do use tea tree oil, make sure you use Australian melaleuca alternifolia. It has a very characteristic smell about it. Do hunt down the Thursday Plantation. It’s quite a good one to use.
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