Last update Jan. 13, 2015
It is used the essential oil from leaves and buds that contains: cineole and terpineol.
Used on skin due to antiseptic, anti-fungal and insect-repellent properties. Effective for topical treatment of acne.
Toxic for oral ingestion, especially in very young infants.
At latest update, relevant published data on excretion into breast milk were not found.
Avoid application on the nipple since essential oil is highly toxic for the Nervous System.
We do not have alternatives for Australian Tea Tree Oil.
Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.
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