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We just bought a bottle of tea tree oil, since my old one is nearly used up. It's about $20 an ounce, but it works wonders. I used two kinds of prescription drugs for ear fungus for several weeks, without curing it. Finally got disgusted and started using tea tree oil, and it seems to have worked well. My doctor was impressed. It also works on non-fungal infections. Aside from being expensive, the really bad news is that it stinks horribly. I mean BAD. But it would be good to have on hand, especially if we must become our own doctors.

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (, September 22, 1999


I suffered an extreme burn to my hand this week. Dr on call I spoke with felt it was likely a 2nd degree burn based on my description. A family member brought over her "alternative" medicinal treatment using a high powered magnet (north). I am happy to say that not only did it releave my pain (not immediately but within a few hours)but there is almost no sign of having been burned shy of a small white spot here and there. Considering they were deep burn wounds on my fingertips (all 5) I am thoroughly impressed at the level of healing without needing a Dr's care. We also applied lavender oil which assists healing burns after I was able to keep hand out of ice water (approx 14 hours later).

-- Im A Believer (, September 22, 1999.

Pearlie, I am confused about the Tea Tree Oil. I bought a 2 ounce bottle that reads: Herbal Harvest Tea Tree Oil 100% pure Australian Oil, for under $7 a Wal-Mart. Is this the same oil or do I have the wrong stuff? I have never used it before, I just read a lot of post about how good the oil was. Do I have the right stuff?

-- Carol (, September 22, 1999.

Carol: I bought my first bottle of tea tree oil last December from a very interesting Amish faith healer. It was the only kind he had. When I went to the health food store yesterday to get my new bottle I noticed some brands were much cheaper than others. I asked the clerk and she said the cheap ones were (I think) only 15% pure and were to be diluted before use. (None of this makes sense. If it's already only 15% pure, why dilute it further?) But then you said yours was 100%, so I just don't know. I bought the expensive, pure stuff, just to be sure I had what I needed.

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (, September 22, 1999.

Are magnets good for pain ?

-- tc (, September 22, 1999.

I LOVE tea tree oil and I LIKE the smell. Definitely good. Carol, your tea tree oil is probably good. Tke best known kind is the kind with the green labels. Maybe they charge more for being better-known.

I am now using oregano oil as an anti-infective and anti-fungal, too. It's very expensive. The stuff you put on your pizza is NOT real oregano, by the way. It's most likely Mexican sage.

-- Mara Wayne (, September 22, 1999.

I believe you get what you pay for. Quality will win out over cost in the long run. I will check out my health food store for oregano and tea tree oil.

-- Carol (, September 22, 1999.

Carol, I'm using the oregano oil as a couple of drops in a glass of water--for fungal infection.

-- Mara Wayne (, September 23, 1999.

Tea tree oil can be used for cuts. You can mix it with water and spray on pets it keeps fleas away. Oregano oil is great for infections. I've used on my dog, she chewed her stomach raw after swimming in some dirty pond water and nothing helped. She just licked all the medication off. Someone gave a tape on North American oregano oil and how to mix with olive oil. I tried this on her and in three days her stomach was completely cleared up. Magnets and far-infarred are great for many types of discomfort. They also help circulation and increase energy. If you have any questions you can email me.


-- Marci (, September 23, 1999.

(OT) In response to your question about magnets used for pain. I just tried a very large block manet (north side up) under my pillow for neck pain and under the small of my back for lower back pain for last several days. I have to say that I woke up with litterally no discomfort as compared to past history of aches and pain upon awakening. Couldnt hurt to check into it more thoroughly - If you decide you want more info start a new thread so you will get a variety of info - not just my opinion.

-- New Kid on the Block (, September 24, 1999.

Marci, Enjoyed your comments about tea tree and oregano oils. Question: We have two Dalmatians that have chronic ear problems. I bought oregano oil and put it in empty caplets and gave it to them for about a month - six drops a day. Didn't see any change. Now you have me wondering if maybe we should be putting it directly in the ear like an ointment/oil. Thoughts?

-- Penda Zone (, September 24, 1999.

Penda Zone, I have used the tea tree oil diluted with distilled water one part to 3 or 4 parts water. Another time I used the oregano oil mixed with olive oil. I only put a few drops in and messaged the base of the ear with cotton in the ear to soak up the excess oil and the black gunk then pull the cotton out kind of like the vets tell you to do with the meds they prescribe. I don't think taking oregano orally will help with the ears. I was told it was a parasite in the ear. I also like to use collidal silver it works great if you spray it in. I have all three encluding magnets on hand because I'm not to sure about how the medical profession is going to handle the new year. I feel we might have to take care of ourselves. Hope I didn"t go on too long.


-- Marci (, September 24, 1999.

What to use on pests ears depends on what the problem actually is with their ears. Most common is ear mites. Garlic oil very good for that. A wonderful topical antibacterial and antiviral is Turmeric. Yup. I clean the area first, then apply a bit of neutral vegetable oil or ghee for the turmeric to stick to. Then pile it on, and cover with a bit of washed flannel, then tape around the edges so it can't spill out. (It will stain clothing.) Speeds healing, too.

-- Shivani Arjuna (, September 27, 1999.

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