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Archive for the 'Tea Tree Oil' Category

Acne: Recommendations are easy; data, scarce

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Herbalists recommend more than a dozen herbal remedies for acne and scarring, according to a recent article.

Unfortunately, only 1 of these herbals is supported by the results of a study in patients. (more…)

Treating head lice, naturally

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Researchers at the University of Queensland, in St Lucia, Australia, evaluated tea tree oil + lavender oil. (more…)

Herbals to treat psoriasis: A review of the evidence

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Dr. Sharon Jacob from the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center in Florida and colleagues reviewed the scientific support for herbals used by patients with psoriasis.

Here are the highlights.

Gynecomastia associated with excessive use of lavender oil and tea tree oil

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

The New England Journal of Medicine has published a report of 3 boys aged 4, 7, and 10 who were diagnosed with gynecomastia, which the authors attributed to the use of the oils when it resolved after they stopped using them.

Thanks to a reader who brings us up to date. (more…)

Is there a role for herbal medicines in treating infections?

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Not based on what we know right now.

Here’s an overview.