Tea tree genome contains clues about how one leaf produces so many flavors
The most popular varieties of tea -- including black tea, green tea, Oolong tea, white tea, and chai -- all come from the leaves of the evergreen shrub Camellia sinensis, otherwise known as the tea tree. Despite tea's cultural and economic significance, relatively little is known about the shrub behind the tea leaves. However, the first draft of the tea tree genome may help explain why tea leaves are so rich in antioxidants and caffeine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
Emma Watson Oils Her Pubes And Isn't Afraid To Talk About It
Emma Watson devotes her care to many causes, including the hair down there. The red carpet stunner recently shared her beauty routine with Into the Gloss, revealing one very curious product as a go-to. “...I use Fur Oil,” Watson told Into the Gloss. “I’ll use that anywhere from the ends of my hair to my eyebrows to my pubic hair. It’s an amazing all-purpose product.” Fur Oil is an all-natural blend of grape seed, jojoba, tea tree and clary sage seed oils that claims to soften pubes and banish ingrown hairs. Users say it “softens hair instantly” and recommend d...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Just A Heads Up, Your Eyelashes Are Probably Crawling With Mites
We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but here it goes: Your eyelashes are probably covered in parasitic mites. Your face can play host to two species of microscopic mites: Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis. These mites live in hair follicles, feasting on your body’s oily secretions. Yummy. It’s unclear how many people host Demodex mites, but research suggests that they become increasingly common as we age. Demodex mites rarely appear on babies, but samples of teens and adults have shown 70 to 100 percent occurrence of Demodex. Before you plu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Hurt Kids? Can Lavender and Tea Tree Oils Hurt Kids?
Although there is no definitive proof that lavender and tea tree oils act as endocrine disruptors, studies suggest a possible link.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - December 16, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news
Break The Dry Spell: 5 Moisturizing Skincare Products To Buy Now For Winter
For W magazine, by Jane Larkworthy. As soon as November hits, every part of me gets parched. Here is my arsenal of hydrating helpers. 1. Alcohol can be drying to skin; perfume contains alcohol. Solution? These three sublime oil-based scents—the white-floral Bikini Questa Sera, the rhubarb and violet Tornade Blonde, and the rose and amber Trouble in Heaven—from the shoe god himself. Christian Louboutin Perfume Oils, $320 each, christianlouboutin.com Related: Relax Like a Local: 11 Spa Treatments From Around the World 2. I soften my arms and knees with this hemp-seed and coconut-oil formula, which is infused w...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms
As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at work. No, these days I have to do way more time-consuming and boring stuff like meditate and exercise regularly in order to keep myself from becoming one of those frazzled moms in a stock photo whose kids are covered in like, spaghetti. You know, this lady: She’s just trying to talk on the phone and her kid’s on the freak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Can Tea Tree Oil Help Treat Psoriasis?
What is psoriasis and what is tea tree oil? Learn how tea tree oil may be used for psoriasis as well as other natural remedies. Can lifestyle changes help? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eczema / Psoriasis Source Type: news
Oral Thrush - What Bumps on Your Tongue May Be Telling You
Stick your tongue out and look in the mirror. A healthy tongue should be pink and slightly red, and covered with tiny nodules. An appearance with a white coating or bumps on the tongue are a deviation from your tongue's normal appearance and may be cause for concern. A minor infection on the tongue isn't uncommon. Bumps may even appear after an injury from a bite or irritation to some foods, for example hot foods. A canker sore is another common cause of pain on or under the tongue. But if you have large bumps at the back of your tongue, and a coating of white on your tongue it may be a sign of Oral Thrush. Oral thrush...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Tea tree oil could cure your acne and more
(NaturalNews) The healing and cleansing powers of tea tree oil, derived from a shrub-like tree called the Melaleuca alternifolia, have been passed down for thousands of years by the indigenous people of Australia. For centuries, the leaves of the tea tree plant were used to cure most... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Deadly infections from medical devices could be ended by using Manuka honey
(NaturalNews) Manuka honey is a unique and highly beneficial type of honey produced in Australia and New Zealand by bees that pollinate the Manuka bush, also known as tea tree. Recently touted as a superfood, Manuka honey has been used by indigenous cultures for thousands of years... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Are Tea Tree and Lavender Oils Safe for Kids? Are Tea Tree and Lavender Oils Safe for Kids?
Tea tree and lavender essential oils are popular ingredients in personal care and household products, including many aimed at children.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
Are Tea Tree and Lavender Oils Safe for Kids?
Title: Are Tea Tree and Lavender Oils Safe for Kids?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Are Tea Tree and Lavender Oils Safe for Kids?
Tea tree and lavender essential oils are popular ingredients in personal care and household products, including many aimed at children. But can the ingredients, often promoted as “natural” alternatives, trigger abnormal breast growth in boys and girls? (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Great, Helpful Tips To Enjoy Healthy Organic Self-Care On Labor Day
Labor Day is a special National Holiday for celebrating and honoring the hardworking North American labor force. Many people honor and celebrate this holiday by enjoying picnics, cookouts, and fun play at the beach or the park, enjoying the fresh air. This Labor Day, do something extra special with your family. Do your best to keep your carbon footprint small and enjoy a healthy green holiday. A great way to celebrate and honor the labor work force is to be extra good and loving to yourself and the planet by enjoying activities that are green, healthy and non-toxic. Heart-healthy, organic, whole, vegan foods that ar...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Sugar Took Off All My Chest Hair, But I'm OK
I was sugared for the first time (and honestly, probably not the last) for work and I didn't even regret all my life choices. I did it for the Facebook views, for National Men's Health Week, and most importantly, for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, where I will be riding a float this weekend. Here's a thing about mermen: They have scales, fishtails, metal shoulder pads sometimes and even human butts, but they never have body hair. So it looked like I needed to get some stuff off my chest. Instead of waxing, I thought sugaring would be an interesting alternative: Ancient Egyptians, obsessed with remov...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
More Children Accidently Poisoned by 'Essential Oils'
FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports. Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils -- such as tea tree oil --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news
Allergic contact dermatitis caused by the tea tree oil-containing hydrogel Burnshield(®) - Storan ER, Nolan U, Kirby B.
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Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
4 All-Natural Pimple Remedies That Really Work -- And 4 That Don't
The Ones That Work First Place: Tea Tree Oil All three dermatologists we spoke to for this story put tea tree oil at the top of their list for zit zapping, and research shows that it can be effective in treating mild-to-moderate acne. Best for: Deep, inflamed pimples How it works: It's an anti-inflammatory and has antibacterial properties, so it'll soothe that angry red breakout while fighting the bacteria that's fueling it, says Ranella Hirsch, MD, board-certified dermatologist in Boston. Use it like this: Get a 5 percent tea tree oil solution, then dilute with equal parts water, to minimize the chances of irritation (if ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
All The 'Down-There' Grooming Questions You Were Too Afraid To Ask
"Down-there" grooming is a touchy subject ... literally. Whether you leave the hair-removal process up to the professionals or you prefer to do your own "landing strip" at home (yeah, we went there), you're probably still wondering if you've got this thing all figured out. So we took one for the team and asked Uni K Wax founder Noemi Grupenmager and Tennessee-based licensed aesthetician Eva Hendrick the "down-there" grooming questions you've always wanted answers to, but were too afraid to ask. Can you get a bikini wax during your period?Yes, you can have a bikini wax during your period (thoug...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Tea Tree Oil for Head LiceTea Tree Oil for Head Lice
What is the evidence that tea tree oil can prevent or treat head lice? Medscape Pharmacists (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - January 21, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics Ask the Expert Source Type: news
Six alternative ways to eliminate nits
As scientists find head lice are becoming immune to common treatments, we bring you some other suggested ways to get rid of the pesky things (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: tea tree oil head lice shampoo treatment cures resistant garlic how to get rid of mayonnaise nits Source Type: news
Natural remedies for acne: Vitamin B6, tea tree oil and zinc
(NaturalNews) Acne is a skin condition can be caused by a variety of nutritional deficiencies, as well as food allergies food intolerances and fungal infections. Natural remedies for acne include vitamin B6, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C and herbs like tea tree oil. Acne occurs when... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Head lice: What parents need to know
Earlier this year, a Springfield toddler suffocated as her family attempted a home treatment for head lice. The case is a tragic reminder that anyone can get lice, no matter your income, the way you clean your home or how many pets you own. But there are recommended ways to treat an infestation. Are there natural or home remedies that work? There are some who claim that mayonnaise or petroleum jelly can be used to coat the head and smother the lice. This has not been proven effective, and even the most well-behaved of young children will not sit with goop on their heads for the recommended 20 hours while wearing a shower c...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - March 4, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat Powers Tags: Diseases & conditions head lice Source Type: news
tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)
Title: tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)Category: MedicationsCreated: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/27/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - May 27, 2014 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news
Tea tree oil can work wonders for your skin
Tea tree oil, sometimes referred to as melaleuca, acts as a powerful anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent that was initially found and used by aboriginals. The herb has been praised for hundreds of years because of its effectiveness against a wide range of invasive organisms... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What Is Tea Tree Oil? What Is Tea Tree Oil Used For?
Tea-tree oil, also known as melaleuca oil, is a yellowish colored essential oil that is made from the leaves of the plant Melaleuca alternifolia (native to Australia). Tea-tree oil and tea oil are completely different products. Tea oil is the sweet seasoning and cooking oil from pressed Camellia sinensis (beverage tea plant), or the tea oil plant Camellia oleifera. The topical application of tea-tree oil is believed to have beneficial medical properties ("Topical" medications are applied directly onto the skin)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news