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

Anti-oxidant activity and major chemical component analyses of twenty-six commercially available essential oils

Wang HF, Yih KH, Yang CH, Huang KF Journal of Food and Drug Analysis, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study analyzed 26 commercially available essential oils and their major chemical components to determine their antioxidant activity levels by measuring their total phenolic content (TPC), reducing power (RP), β-carotene bleaching (BCB) activity, trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC), and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl free… Read more »

Four terpene synthases contribute to the generation of chemotypes in tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Padovan A, Keszei A, Hassan Y, Krause ST, Köllner TG, Degenhardt J, Gershenzon J, Külheim C, Foley WJ BMC Plant Biology, 2017 BACKGROUND: Terpene rich leaves are a characteristic of Myrtaceae. There is significant qualitative variation in the terpene profile of plants within a single species, which is observable as “chemotypes”. Understanding the molecular basis… Read more »

Melaleuca quinquenervia essential oil inhibits α-melanocyte-stimulating hormone-induced melanin production and oxidative stress in B16 melanoma cells

Chao WW, Su CC, Peng HY, Chou ST Phytomedicine, 2017 BACKGROUND: Essential oils are odorous, volatile products of plant secondary metabolism, which are found in many leaves and stems. They show important biological activities, which account for the development of aromatherapy used in complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (paperbark)… Read more »

Antimicrobial synergism and cytotoxic properties of Citrus limon L., Piper nigrum L. and Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden and Betche) Cheel essential oils

Nikolić MM, Jovanović KK, Marković TL, Marković DL, Gligorijević NN, Radulović SS, Kostić M, Glamočlija JM, Soković MD Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 2017 OBJECTIVES: The chemical composition, antimicrobial and synergistic effect, and cytotoxic activity of Citrus limon (lemon), Piper nigrum (green pepper) and Melaleuca alternifoila (tea tree) essential oils (EOs) were investigated. METHODS: Chemical analyses of essential oils were tested… Read more »

Plants of the Melaleuca Genus as Antimicrobial Agents: From Farm to Pharmacy

Sharifi-Rad J, Salehi B, Varoni EM, Sharopov F, Yousaf Z, Ayatollahi SA, Kobarfard F, Sharifi-Rad M, Afdjei MH, Sharifi-Rad M, Iriti M Phytotherapy Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: Plants belonging to Melaleuca genus (Myrtaceae family) are native to Oceania, where they have been used for ages by Aborigine people in Australian traditional medicine, mainly because of their… Read more »

Terpinen-4-ol inhibits colorectal cancer growth via reactive oxygen species

Nakayama K, Murata S, Ito H, Iwasaki K, Villareal MO, Zheng YW, Matsui H, Isoda H, Ohkohchi N Oncology Letters, 2017 ABSTRACT: Terpinen-4-ol (TP4O) is the main component of the essential oil extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia, known as the tea tree, of the botanical family Myrtaceae. The anticancer effects of TP4O have been reported in several cancer cell… Read more »

A comparative study of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects of mouthrinse containing tea tree oil

Salvatori C, Barchi L, Guzzo F, Gargari M ORAL & Implantology, 2017 ABSTRACT: The study evaluated the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory efficacy, domiciliary oral hygiene, of a mouthrinse containing Tea Tree Oil (TTO) comparing it with two mouthrinses containing chlorhexidine 0,12% respectively and essential oils, and a placebo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pilot study, randomized 4 × 4, controlled, cross-over,… Read more »

Medicinal and biological values of Callistemon viminalis extracts: History, current situation and prospects

Salem MZM, El-Hefny M, Nasser RA, Ali HM, El-Shanhorey NA, Elansary HO Asian Pacific journal of trpical medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: Callistemon viminalis (C. viminalis) is a plant that has been reported to have various medicinal values such as antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant activities and other pharmaceutical and insecticidal properties. This review covers the potentials, applications and properties of… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

Studies on the Behavior of Eucalyptol and Terpinen-4-ol – Natural Food Additives and Ecological Pesticides – in Model Lipid Membranes

Hąc-Wydro K, Flasiński M, Broniatowski M, Sołtys M Langmuir, 2017 ABSTRACT: Effective application of the essential oils requires detailed exploration of their mechanism of action and the origin of diverse activity of their components. In this work, the influence of eucalyptol and terpinen-4-ol on artificial membranes was studied to verify whether the differences in the activity of these compounds are… Read more »