Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifolia plant is an essential oil found in the Southeast Queensland and Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia.
Despite of reports of tea tree oil’s ineffectiveness for some other medical skin conditions, there have been quite a number of positive feedback and testimonials from psoriasis patients using tea tree oil. The use of tea tree oil for psoriasis treatment is an augmentative method in the management of psoriasis.
Handle with Care
This plant should be handled carefully as it can cause some harmful effects to your body. As expected, if you are trying on a new treatment, there are rules and guidelines on how to use it for safety precaution, here are some important points to follow these new regimen:
Should not be taken by mouth or swallowed. Tea tree oil should not be taken by mouth nor swallowed as it has some toxic substance that can cause harm such as drowsiness, diarrhea, upset stomach and severe rashes.
Use in moderate amount. A low concentration of tea tree oil is enough to be used for daily regimen. Usually, cosmetic products such as shampoo or cream have 5% concentration of melaleuca alternifolia oil.
A Psoriasis Home Remedy
Tea tree oil is widely used for several skin conditions especially psoriasis because it contains an antimicrobial agent and good for inflamed skin condition. In every medication, there will always be pros and cons and tea tree oil is no exceptional. As we all know, this medication is an alternative type of medication.
There might have been some reports of its ineffectiveness with regards on the quality of the treatment, but, the quantity of feedback and testimonials have been shooting up in numbers.
Here’s a secret recipe to treat your psoriasis with tea tree oil:
To be effective. A minimum of 5% concentration of tea tree oil is effective enough for your daily dose of regimen. This can be found in shampoo and creams.
Note: Adjust upwards if necessary
10 drops of tea tree oil. Add ten drops of tea tree oil in your shampoo (if you have severe scalp psoriasis) every time you take a shower.
Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. For scalp psoriasis, let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes to let the medication be absorbed on the affected area, then rinse thoroughly.
Use cream after washing. After taking a bath, it is best incorporated with creams containing tea tree oil to the affected area afterwards for best results.
Generally, it’s sad to say that people might stop their regimen after their symptoms had gone off or when they are feeling better. And once it came back, it’s going to be a hard start in treating them again. You can always take on a lower dosage once you feel your symptoms have subsided just to control or prevent future flare ups. The effectiveness to every treatment is patience.
This type of treatment is an alternative type of medication. It is still best to consult your doctor prior using this regimen to avoid mismanagement of signs and symptoms or flare ups.