3. Effective at Treating Infections

In one study, tea tree oil was an effective therapy for chronic infections such as Staphylococcus aureus or staph infection. Promising lab studies show antimicrobial properties can inhibit the growth of several dangerous bacteria such as Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae, and Escherichia coli, which cause diseases such as strep throat and urinary, bloodstream, and sinus infections. The oil can also help treat pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses.

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