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Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.

Medicinal Use: Topically for skin fungus, burns, and acne, cold sores, mouth and gum infections, skin infections, vaginitis, warts

Parts Used: Leaves

Form Used: Tincture, oil

Potential Side Effects: Too high of a concentration to the skin can be irritating. Use cautiously on the face. Do not ingest internally (except for mouthwashes), unless under the guidance of a doctor.

Comments: It's excellent for athlete's foot.

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