View Full Version : Tea Oil. Know anything about it??
03-17-2006, 10:14 PM
Hi I had bought some Tea Oil about a year ago. It is for cooking. Does anyone know anything about it's health benefits? Is it good for you??
03-18-2006, 12:53 AM
Tea oil? Or tea tree oil? If it's tea tree oil, I've never heard of it used for cooking.
03-18-2006, 01:27 AM
Hi. It is Imperial Republic brand "Tea Oil". It is packaged in a narrow white can with a white lid. It has an oriental design packing.
Edit - I just looked it up on the internet. Here is a link to the website if anyone is interested in learning about it. I would like to know what others think of it. It is very light tasting. Not much taste at all.
03-18-2006, 06:02 AM
Thanks for the link. Never heard of it sooo, wont respond. :)
03-18-2006, 11:25 AM
cold pressed is a good thing to see about it.
03-18-2006, 11:49 AM
And cold pressed it is... and unrefined...I kind of like it. I just put it in my raw crackers.
Erm...I've never heard of it being used internally - tea tree oil contains powerful terpenes which are known to be potentially toxic (it is these terpenes which allow tea tree oil to serve so well as an insecticidal compound, incidentally). Certainly, I know I have read, quite a while ago, that one should never cover a high proportion of the body in tea tree oil at any one time for fear of toxic side effects. Until you have done more research on this, I would strongly counsel you to avoid internal consumption. However, if you do find a source that recommends internal consumption, I'd be very keen to read it, so please do post any such source if you find it. I would recommend you investigate ayurvedic texts for information on useage of tea tree and neem oils, along with many other essential oils sharing similar insecticidal properties.
03-18-2006, 07:30 PM
Hi!. It is actually "Tea Oil" and not Tea Tree Oil. This particular oil is for eating purposely. There is a link above to a website at the begining of this post.
Oh, ok, my mistake, then! :D
Will take a closer look at 'Teat Oil' when I have some spare time.
All the best,
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