In 1923, Dr. A.R. Penfold discovered Tea Tree oil was 13 times stronger as an antiseptic bacteriacide than carbolic acid, considered the universal standard in the early 1900’s.
By 1930, Tea Tree Oil was being applied to pus-filled infections. It dissolved the pus and left the surface of the wounds clean and without apparent irritation to the surrounding healthy tissues.
Many antiseptics are harsh on delicate tissue or are hampered by the presence of pus and other organic matter. Tea tree oil is very effective in the presence of pus and it does not harm healthy tissue. Instead, it promotes the growth and repair of healthy tissue, which lessens the chance of scarring.
According to researchers at the Department of Research, Lombard, USA, the oil works by activating white blood cells, the body’s first line of defense.
Tea Tree Oil is one of three oils that make up the “essential oil recipes.
For external use only in poultices and other skin cleansing applications. For internal use applications try Silver Shield