Properties: a powerful, natural antiseptic. Also antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory.
|Usage||What it’s good for|
|Applied neat to the skin or added to dressings and compresses||Abscesses, blisters, cuts, warts, pimples, burns, insect bites and stings, cold sores, dandruff, herpes, oily skin, rashes (including nappy rash), acne, blackheads, verrucae, wound healing, athlete’s foot and ringworm.|
|Steam inhalation, in a vaporiser/burner||Relieving coughs and colds, catarrh, sinus infections, throat infections, fever, flu, bronchitis, asthma and whooping cough.|
|Added to bathwater||Easing uro-genital infections such as vaginitis, cystitis, pruritis and urethritis.|
|Added to water for mouthwash||Gum inflammation or bleeding, mouth ulcers and bad breath, and oral thrush.|
|Added to vaginal douche or few drops (diluted) on tampon||Vaginal thrush.|
Caution: may cause skin irritation when applied neat. Often sold adulterated; check labels for purity.