The tea tree oil is an amazing essential oil and it has been used by the Aborigines for centuries. This oil is extracted from the leaves of the popular melaleuca alternifolia, which is a plant original to Australia.
It is interesting that you can’t find this oil naturally happening anywhere else. These people would crush the tea tree leaves, burn them or place on a wound, holding the leaves in place with a mud pack. The Australian researchers in 1920s discovered that this oil is an antiseptic, which is 100 times more effective than the popular carbolic acid – a famous germicide of the time. The antiseptic properties of the tea tree oil are wonderful. According to some studies, the tea tree oil can treat many respiratory problems, from sore throats, runny nose, and coughs to tuberculosis, bronchitis and asthma. The tea tree oil has antibiotic properties that can help treat rashes, skin infections, dandruff, burns, and many more conditions. This oil is awesome for many health problems, and it can fight against the three types of infectious organisms: fungi, bacteria and viruses. The sinus infections can be fungal, bacterial, viral or a combination. They can be chronic or acute. This is the reason why this oil can be effective against the sinuses.
How to use the tea tree oil for treating a sinus infection?
The method is so simple. You have to add the tea tree oil to the water, and then to steam your nasal passageways with a vaporizer. This oil can aid infuse your sinus cavities with antiviral and antibacterial compounds.
First boil the water, add a few drops of the oil to the water and breathe the steam. You should place a towel over the head.