Does Tea Tree Oil Cause Male Breast Enlargement?

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Yes it does. A New England Journal of Medicine study completed in early 2007 conclusively proved that male breasts can be enlarged as a result of the application of both tea tree oil and lavender. A case study was performed when three preteen boys, ranging in age from 4 to 10, found they experienced breast growth over a period of several months. The only thing all three boys had in common were the hygiene products they used all contained tea tree oil and lavender. Both compounds were scientifically tested and found to induce a condition known as gynecomastia. However, it is as yet unknown whether or not tea tree oil is capable of causing gynecomastia in a full grown adult. What is Gynecomastia? Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue of boys and men becomes overdeveloped and swollen. It is a condition resulting from a hormonal imbalance and is most commonly experienced by males during puberty around the age of 13 or 14. Essentially the levels of estrogen in the male ... more
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