Melaleuca Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Melaleuca alternifolia
  • Alternative Names: Tea tree
  • Botanical Family: Myrtaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Terpinen-4-ol
  • Other Main Constituents: Gamma terpinene
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Leaf

Combination of Cloxacillin and Melaleuca armillaris Essential Oil of as an Alternative Against Staphylococcus aureus

Buldain D, Buchamer AV, Marchetti ML, Aliverti F, Bandoni A, Mestorino N Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: The emergence of resistance to antibiotics has been favored by abuse in the application of antimicrobials in human and animal medicine. Essential oils are a great resource to deal with this crisis. Melaleuca armillaris belongs to the… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of the Burkholderia cepacia complex

Vasireddy L, Bingle LEH, Davies MS PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are an important cause of opportunistic or nosocomial infections that may be hard to treat due to a high incidence of multidrug resistance. We characterised a collection of 51 clinical isolates from this complex, assigning them to 18… Read more »

Phenotype and RNA-seq-Based transcriptome profiling of Staphylococcus aureus biofilms in response to tea tree oil

Zhao X, Liu Z, Liu Z, Meng R, Shi C, Chen X, Bu X, Guo N Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) is a Gram-positive bacterium that causes a wide range of diseases, including food poisoning. Tea tree oil (TTO), an essential oil distilled from Melaleuca alternifolia, is well-known for its antibacterial activities…. Read more »

Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil prevents bioenergetics dysfunction in spleen of silver catfish naturally infected with Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

Baldissera MD, Souza CF, Baldisserotto B Microbial Pathogenesis, 2018 ABSTRACT: Some evidence has demonstrated that Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, etiologic agent of “white spot disease”, causes severe bioenergetics dysfunction in the spleen of naturally infected silver catfish (Rhamdia quelen), which contributes directly to disease pathogenesis. Recently, several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil,… Read more »

Immediate and Lasting Effectsof the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, a Topical Essential Oil Application Procedure, on Autonomic Function and Salivary Biomarkers: A Pilot Trial

Bahr T, Rodriguez D, Allred K Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Objectives: To explore the immediate and lasting benefits of the essential oils used in the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, an essential oil application method similar to a full-body aromatherapy massage, on stress, immune secretions, inflammatory signaling, and anxiety in healthy volunteers. Design: Pilot trial…. Read more »

The antifungal activity of essential oil from Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L. grown in China and its synergistic effects with conventional antibiotics against Candida

Zhang J, Wu H, Jiang D, Yang Y, Tang W, Xu K Natural Product Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: To identify the natural antifungal agents, the antifungal activities of Melaleuca leucadendra (L.) L. essential oil (ML-EO) from Fujian Province of China were assayed. Treatment of ML-EO in combination with the front-line using antibiotics against Candida led to… Read more »

Toxicities of Selected Essential Oils, Silicone Oils, and Paraffin Oil against the Common Bed Bug (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)

Zha C, Wang C, Li A Journal of Economic Entomology ABSTRACT: The common bed bug [Cimex lectularius L. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)] and tropical bed bug [Cimex hemipterus F. (Hemiptera: Cimicidae)] resurged in the United States and many other countries over the past decades. The need for safe and effective bed bug control products propelled the development… Read more »

Basil, tea tree and clove essential oils as analgesics and anaesthetics in Amphiprion clarkii (Bennett, 1830)

Correia AM, Pedrazzani AS, Mendonça RC, Massucatto A, Ozório RA, Tsuzuki MY Brazilian Journal of Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: In this study were evaluated the anaesthesia and analgesic effects of clove Eugenia caryophyllata, tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia and basil Ocimum basilicum essential oils (EO) during handling of yellowtail clownfish Amphiprion clarkii. Juveniles (3.70 ± 0.75 cm and 1.03… Read more »

Lactoferrin, chitosan and Melaleuca alternifolia-natural products that show promise in candidiasis treatment

Felipe LO, Júnior WFDS, Araújo KC, Fabrino DL Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The evolution of microorganisms resistant to many medicines has become a major challenge for the scientific community around the world. Motivated by the gravity of such a situation, the World Health Organization released a report in 2014 with the aim of… Read more »

Melaleuca alternifolia Induces Heme Oxygenase-1 Expression in Murine RAW264.7 Cells through Activation of the Nrf2-ARE Pathway

Lee SY, Chen PY, Lin JC, Kirkby NS, Ou CH, Chang TC American Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: Melaleuca alternifolia concentrate (MAC) is the refined essential oil of the Australian native plant Melaleuca alternifolia. MAC has been reported to suppress the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines in both murine RAW264.7 macrophages and human monocytes stimulated with lipopolysaccharide… Read more »