Nutrition/Health

Is Tea Tree Oil Safe?

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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