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Does Tea Tree Oil Have Hormonal Side Effects?

15 263 views | 13 Sep. 2018

Do the estrogenic effects

Do the estrogenic effects of tea tree oil get absorbed through the skin?

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Besides any hormonal effects, Is Tea Tree Oil Safe? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-tea-tree-oil-safe). That was the topic of my last video if you missed it.

Here’s the link to the video I referred to about lavender: Lavender for the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/lavender-for-generalized-anxiety-disorder).

Abnormal hairiness (hirsutism) may also be a sign of PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome. I touched peripherally on the benefits of marjoramin Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/benefits-of-marjoram-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos), and on spearmint tea for PCOS in Enhancing Athletic Performance with Peppermint (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/enhancing-athletic-performance-with-peppermint), but the deepest dive I’ve done so far is Best Foods for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/best-foods-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-pcos) if you’re interested.

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MawRaw Miller

So should we not be using tea tree shampoos and conditions for our hair??

James Mitchell

I have been using tea tree oil soap, deodorant, and hand lotion for years now and I’m still a hairy normal-looking dude.

___

I am so confused by this video. Would Tea Tree Oil be good for male pattern baldness?

Krista Koenig

Can you please do a video on castor oil ? Internally and externally? Thanks so much for all you do!!

Michael Amick

Ok this was released a day or more ago with same content. (Pub date changed yet doesn't show I viewed it before) Is the problem with utoob or inadvertently with nutr.org?

Ali Arsenal

I use tea tree oil several years before and I'm still flat chested. Huhu. Btw, can you speak normally? My brain find it hard to understand when you stop all of a sudden with the "ehhh", "emmm" sounds.

Anarchism is cool

So where shemales come from. huh? (that was a joke)

Sam

Please do a video on intermittent fasting

Ryan S.

There are so many foods that seem to be estrogenic , what about foods that help androgens ???

rico dyson

I noticed itcy nipples with the use of tea tree oil, lavender oils and soy milks. The irritation ceases after using these products... So.......

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Can You Use Tea Tree Oil Directly On Your Skin? What happens if you apply tea tree oil directly to?

56 views | 14 Oct. 2019

Can You Use Tea Tree Oil

Can You Use Tea Tree Oil Directly On Your Skin? What happens if you apply tea tree oil directly to?

You should not apply tea tree oil directly to skin. For every 1 to 2 drops of tea tree oil, add 12 drops of a carrier oil. Also, be careful when using tea tree oil around the eye area. Exposure can cause redness and irritation. People usually use tea tree oil to treat minor cuts, burns, acne, athlete's foot, mild  tea tree oil to be safe as a topical treatment, and you can apply it directly to the skin on a daily basis. When applied to the skin in its pure (100% oil) form, tea tree oil seldom  You can also dilute tea tree oil with vegetable, olive, or almond oil. Learn more about Tea Tree Oil uses, effectiveness, possible side effects, interactions, dosage, user ratings and products that contain Tea Tree Oil. Tea tree oil is one of those mythical products rumored to treat basically everything. oil works for acne, finding that weeks-long, twice-daily application of   they can be aggravating when used directly on the skin, says Dr. Zeichner. a tea tree oil-based product, it can be smart to do some patch testing first.  These tea tree oil uses are sure to cure whatever ails you. have found: when used to treat mild to moderate facial acne, “tea tree oil  Cleansing your face with tea tree oil can help remove makeup as Try applying 100% undiluted tea tree oil directly to your nail (be careful not to apply tea tree to the skin   Explore how tea tree oil is used for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. If swallowed, it can cause serious symptoms. A tea tree oil cream, applied twice daily for one month, has been might be helpful in treating acne and other superficial skin infections Don't use tea tree oil if you have eczema. This oil is extracted from the Melaleuca alternifolia and can be applied to the face and body However, tea tree oil is toxic if consumed but can be safely used in low  We recommend that you never use pure Tea Tree Oil directly on the skin.  How do I use tea tree oil for acne blemishes? Should I   tea tree oil may help to fight acne blemishes when it is diluted and applied to the skin.  Tea tree oil is distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant,  applied tea tree oil reduced swelling in histamine-induced skin  Some studies show that tea tree oil can help treat certain viruses, but  If no reaction occurs in 24 to 48 hours it should be safe to use.  They can be difficult to cure. Tea tree oil has been used as a. There is some scientific evidence that tea tree oil can be effective for certain skin conditions. It is poisonous if swallowed and so should not be used in or around the mouth at all. have reported that large amounts of tea tree oil applied to the skin of cats and dogs caused poisoning.  Tea tree oil is applied to the skin for infections such as acne, fungal infections Also, using a tea tree oil solution when cleaning wounds does not seem to Because people with AIDS have a weak immune system, they  Also, 10% tea tree oil cream applied twice daily for one month has also been used.  Tea tree oil can be applied directly to acne or it can be used as an  If the tea tree oil does irritate your skin, you can either decide not to use it.

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Is Tea Tree Oil Safe?

43 171 views | 10 Sep. 2018

The caveats for tea tree

The caveats for tea tree oil use, including tips on safe storage.

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What about the reports of gynecomastia (abnormal breast development) among young boys exposed to tea tree oil? That’s the subject of my next video Does Tea Tree Oil Have Hormonal Side Effects? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Tea-Tree-Oil-Have-Hormonal-Side-Effects).

So far I think I have three other tea tree oil vids. Check them out here:

• Do Natural and DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaning Products Disinfect as Well as Bleach? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Do-Natural-and-DIY-Tea-Tree-Oil-Cleaning-Products-Disinfect-as-Well-as-bleach)

• Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Dandruff and Athlete’s Foot? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Tea-Tree-Oil-Work-for-Dandruff-and-Athletes-Foot)

• Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Tea-Tree-Oil-Work-for-Nail-Fungus)

I also did some videos on aloe with similar caveats about internal use:

• Is Aloe Effective for Blood Pressure, Inflammatory Bowel, Wound Healing, and Burns? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-aloe-effective-for-blood-pressure-inflammatory-bowel-wound-healing-and-burns/)

• Aloe Vera Gel: Best Treatment for Lichen Planus? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/aloe-vera-gel-best-treatment-for-lichen-planus)

• Aloe for the Treatment of Advanced Metastatic Cancer (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/aloe-for-the-treatment-of-advanced-metastatic-cancer)

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GreenGretel

What's an example of a good tea tree oil brand/product that's safely diluted? Most of the tea tree oils for sale seem to be selling 100% tea tree oil, no mention of dilution...

Natalie Carlson

I had mosquito bites ALL over my arms and legs when I was in India a few years ago and basically dumped an entire bottle of tea tree oil on my skin for some relief. Whoops. At least I had no reactions to it. xD

Edgar

How not to die!

Luis Camacho

It clearly says no deaths so far! Just don’t take entire spoons of it it’s too strong!

Gorka

what about castor oil for eyes, to eliminate the mocus?

Westwood1816

I vaporized it in a diffuser and used it topically a lot with no side effects.  Then I decided to try using it diluted in water as mouth wash and spit it out.  Bad idea.  Needed to call 911 within 30 minutes.  It is HIGHLY toxic if ingested in my experience.  Luckily blood pressure and pulse stabilized by the time emergency crews arrived but I still felt very shaky and terrified for several hours.  It was very traumatizing.  Don't get any in your mouth or spray on cats because they lick their fur.  Now I am kind of afraid of it.

infinite8

DO NOT INGEST TEA TREE OIL, EVEN IN A SMALL AMOUNT, SUCH AS 1 DROP OR LESS, UNLESS YOU WANT TO DEAL WITH THE UNPLEASANT SIDE EFFECTS.

Keepskatin

Oh shit, I need my tea tree oil. It helps my razor bumps. I should use more aloe vera also. Thankfully this video supports it's use to be safe.

Bettina Vogel

Not mothersafe - like cowmilk - so I won't give teetreeoil to the cat either not for intake for anyone. But for outside-use it is ok. Thank for this - I like teetree-oil - the last oil in the house.

lolitalovelolita

I use teatree on my pets ... not anymore though... ???❤

Elle V.

Yes its safe if used topically when diluted but not safe to ingest. Got it! ❤?

Rose Robertson

Corruption loud apply grovsv deal primary market pastor.

TheKetsa

hmmm... I sometime use a drop of tea tree oil in water as mouthwash. Nothing bad to report so far.

William Read

Make some lyme disease videos please, and other tick disease videos

James Garland

When sick I tend to add a few drops of tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil to boiling water and steam for about 10-15min. This kicks the cold really quickly. However, is this considered ok?

littlesometin

Dr. Greger could you please make more videos on skincare; what the scientific literature says about certain ingredients, what works, what's just marketing etc.
Skincare can be ridiculously expensive, but there's very little reliable information out there on whether it's actually worth it.

Raz Lugassi

Thank you and there are some mistakes in the hebrew translation but it's good

Treviath

My question is why inflamation is bad? It's body's way of regulating its fixing mechanisms.

Eelke Aptroot

So safe when used properly, yeah that figures...

Dawn Ross

I had an infected bite on my leg, used a tiny dab of neat TTO on it a couple of times and it healed quickly. Also use it diluted as a mouthwash. Thanks for the info though, good to know.

Blank Space

I found diluted tea tree oil to be pretty ineffective especially at 1%. I apply just a drop onto rashes, irritation, acne and it works great. I never had a bad reaction, but obviously be careful to not use too much. A drop is enough

Montessori Forest School

Pls do a video on salicylic acid for acne

S W

I know this is not related to tea tree oil, but what do you think of videos like this? I see them as people pretending to know things that they don't fully understand and trying to make things black and white:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOHraBepayc

eduardo espinosa

Man I bathe myself in that stuff it’s awesome! Diluted in water obviously, I only ingested like 2-3 drops straight to my mouth when I had the worst cold and soar in my throat, actually helped, still here! Great for skincare also!

Johann

Take internally for one hell of a death.

gdcat777

I have never liked tea tree oil, the smell, the effect, even in a diluted state. I've had more irritation from off the shelf products and am throwing all of it away. It sucks.

Michael Holland

what do we think about using in a diffuser? Its definitely diluted to less than 1% so its safe for coming in contact with our skin but we're breathing it in...as long as we arent noticing any adverse effects it should be fine, right?

Carl P.

I often soak my dental tape or floss in teatree oil before use. Probably too extreme ha?

StoptheNWO2012

I GOT A RASH WHEN IT WAS IN A SUPPLEMENT

Joseph1NJ

Not much value in this video is there.

Nick Walton

Listened to this video while fully submerged in a bath of 100% tea tree oil. The paralysis is so relaxing! Though I am starting to feel slee

SICC MADE Entertainment

https://www.tryctfo.com/malcomd44/index.html this video is video touched me.

lala lala

Dr. Greger please make a video about Perioral Dermatitis and how to cure it.

VoteGreen

The FDA wants Truth In Advertising on all natural products! Why doesn't the FDA want Truth In Advertising on all pharmaceutical drugs that promise the world?

cp honey

I remember a video of a woman who for months to years had horrible allergic reactions - and continued to eat essential oils against them..
Didn't know they could cause allergic or any bad reactions. Damn I'm half her age and knew that for years, it says so even on the bottles.. Felt bad for her still, so much suffering because of lack of knowledge.

michael onello

thx!

BudG

First in India,
First like,
First comment.

Colin

Idk is it?

Олег Голованов

"even less than two teaspoons".
Cmon, its just 2 teaspoons of ESSENTIAL OIL, i usually drink it instead of water and no problem.

Jennifer Jones

“Stored correctly”. Ah...there’s the rub. It is not possible to know that manufacturers of tea tree oil containing products do this properly.

Johanneke

But what If it is used in a toothpaste? One you can buy at your healthfood store.

Nature Positive

Do not put it at Mucosa areas on your body! It is dangerous.

Maureen K

Another great video!

macho tony

I use it as a mouthwash. I also rinse my mouth with water afterwards so I'm not swallowing TTO.

L K

It makes hippies smell. That was enough to warn me off.

Patricia Davidson

Some people can not tolerate Tea Tree Oil. I am one who can't. I've had it in shampoos and lotions. Makes me sick too my stomach and irritates my skin.

Lilliana Gott

Everyone go to vegan zombie and donate so he can make his film vegan zombie it will help so many animals

Finest Kind

I don't use it on my dogs because they'll lick it off.

Flying Angel

Dear Dr Greger, (or anyone here that could help me)

what can a woman in her mid 50´s do to low high blood pressure?

I am asking because my mom is having an issue with high blood pressure at the moment and I am trying to find a way to help her out with it. her blood pressure is 180/80 as of today. she actually eats healthy, doesnt eat meat that much, but loves butter and occasionanny drinks milk and drinks lots of coffee. she went to the doctor to check because she is having medial pain in the thorax region and she is also reporting having rapid heartbeats, mostly when she is doing something or when she gets nervous or agitated about something. she said that she is also dealing with depression because of loneliness. she lives alone, has no partner or friends. we both live in germany and here we only have each other as family members. she is single since years and that is making her depressed. she is at home today and the doctor told her to rest a little bit.

today we spoke on the phone, she cried and kinda talked to me like she was already saying good bye. I am kinda confused because you actually never expect something happen to your parents. I dont want to lose my mother and I would love to at least try to help her get better.

Is there any types of food that she can eat to low down the bp?

I am scared about her :-(

Brian Gawlik

Tea tree oil is also commonly used in DIY mouthwash solutions. I've made my own from time to time. I'm curious to hear more about the safety in this context.

Lichtblick

Öl ist Gift!

Person McPerson

Great info as always. I used to apply it to blemishes and it worked until the likely exposure to sunlight did turn my clear-bottled tto the darkened color. I haven't bought it in years but the inflammation results were good for me when I did use it and I did use a lower concentration as indicated is best. Thanks for breaking down the data as always, very easy to digest (unlike tto...never ever ingest!!)

Mike D

What software do you use to animate how you quote from documents? Thanks!