Tea tree oil is one of the most powerful antibacterial substances known. If you learn how to treat BV with tea tree oil , you should be able to make serious strides toward curing yourself of recurring BV (bacterial vaginosis) infections.
Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of a plant that grows natively in Australia. In fact, the indigenous people of that area used this plant for thousands of years as a natural medicine to treat open wounds, cuts, and scrapes. To do so, they applied a poultice to the area made with crushed leaves from the tea tree plant. They also inhaled the vapors of the oil to treat infections in the respiratory tract. Scientifically, this plant is named Melaleuca alternifolia, its formal genus and species classification. This is why you may occasionally see tea tree oil labelled as “Melaleuca Oil” when you go looking for it in a natural health store.
The best way to treat BV with tea tree oil is to apply it directly inside the vagina. You can do this in three ways:
1. suppositories to treat BV can be found at many natural health stores. Keep in mind that the box may say something like “for vaginal hygiene” and not specifically state it is for BV.
2. You can also buy tea tree oil in a bottle with a dropper. This is the most economical way to buy it. To treat your BV, simply combine one-third tea tree oil with two-thirds vitamin E oil and apply this to a tampon. Insert the coated tampon into the vagina and leave overnight.
3. You can also apply the same mixture of and vitamin E oil inside the vagina using a small plastic syringe. However, with this method, the solution tends to run out.
Tea tree oil is a very effective remedy against BV. If you have recurring BV infections, this is definitely something that you should keep in medicine cabinet.