TEA TREE OIL (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Used by Australian Army as disinfectant during World War II. Antiseptic. Anti-fungal. Ideal skin disinfectant. Used for vaginal infections. Foot fungus. Direct, full strength application at site of infection. Recent study compared efficacy of tea tree oil to topical application of clotrimazole. Results were same. Just as effective with no side effects.
Key Uses: nail fungus, foot problems, vaginal infections.
Caution: Do not take internally.
THYME (Thymus vulgaris)
Antiseptic. General tonic. Antiseptic against tooth decay and gum disease. Useful against fungal infections and skin parasites. Removes gas. Used for respiratory and digestive infections. Used externally for infected wounds. Used as a gargle for sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis. Used for sinus infections, bronchitis, asthma. Removes mucus from sinus passages.
Key Uses: sinus infections, respiratory infections, digestive disturbances, gas, throat problems.
Note: Fenugreek and Thyme are excellent to move mucus in nasal passages due to sinus infections and allergies.
TURMERIC (Curcuma longa)
Anti-inflammatory. Anti-oxidant. Useful for arthritis. Blood thinner. Used for digestion, intestinal gas, flatulence. Inflammatory bowel disease. Anti-septic and anti-infective. Helps protect liver. Chemopreventative. Useful for detoxification. Kidney stones. Kills parasites and yeast. Anti-bacterial. Traditionally used for chronic infections. Used as spice and in cooking. Coloring agent and flavoring agent in mustard, pickles and relishes. Used in Indian curry.
Key Uses: anti-inflammatory, flatulence, chemopreventative.