Parts used - essential oil from leaves and branches Indications - acne, eczema, athlete's foot, cold sores, head lice, psoriasis, toenail infection, vaginitis and cervicitis Pharmacology - antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral Constituents - cineole, alpha cadinine, terpinenes, alpha-pinene, terpinen-4-ol and terpinenols, alpha-terpineol, aromadendrene, cymene, terpirolene Products - gets, cremes, ointments, oralrinses, soaps shampoos and paints Therapeutic doses - toenail infection: 100% essential oil applied twice daily - tinea pedis: 10% essentiaLoiL in cream base applied daily - acne: 5% essential. oil in cream or geL base applied daily - vaginitis due to Candida albicans or Trichomonas vagi. nalis: intravaginaLly applied tampons saturated in 1 % emulsified solution; vaginal. pessaries containing 0.2 g essential oil - cervicitis caused by T vaginalis: intravaginally applied tampons saturated in 20% emulsified solution Precautions - may cause irritation if applied to inflamed or eczematous skin. ShouLd not be used during pregnancy and Lactation Interactions - none known.