tea tree oil

Cleaner Hands: Tea tree oil wash kills more bacteria then regular soap

Skin washes containing 5% tea tree oil are more effective than regular soap at killing infectious bacteria on the skin, according to researchers at the School of Biomedical and Chemical Sciences at the University of Western Australia. The finding may have particular...

How to stamp out toenail fungus

The toenail fungal infection known as onychomycosis may be superficial but it’s a persistent infection that ultimately destroys the entire nail. Doctors have been stumped by it, finding no satisfactory cure. So researchers at the Department of Dermatology, University...

Beat nail fungus, dandruff with tea tree oil

Already known as an effective natural treatment for head lice, tea tree oil was the subject of two recent studies on other bothersome health conditions – nail fungus and dandruff. Tea tree oil has strong antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. At the...