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

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 »

Chemical composition and anti-Acanthamoeba activity of Melaleuca styphelioides essential oil

Albouchi F, Sifaoui I, Reyes-Batlle M, López-Arencibia A, Piñero JE, Lorenzo-Morales J, Abderrabba M Experimental Parasitology ABSTRACT: Acanthamoeba infections cause serious humans diseases, such as amoebic keratitis and granulomatous amoebic encephalitis. Melaleuca essential oil has been reported to be effective in treating bacterial and fungal infections. However, the anti-parasitic effects of this essential oil are not well studied. In… Read more »

Antifungal activity of essential oils on two Venturia inaequalis strains with different sensitivities to tebuconazole

Muchembled J, Deweer C, Sahmer K, Halama P Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The antifungal activity of seven essential oils (eucalyptus, clove, mint, oregano, savory, tea tree, and thyme) was studied on Venturia inaequalis, the fungus responsible for apple scab. The composition of the essential oils was checked by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Each essential oil had its main compound…. Read more »

Antifungal properties of essential oils for improvement of indoor air quality: a review

Whiley H, Gaskin S, Schroder T, Ross K Reviews on Environmental Health, 2017 ABSTRACT: Concerns regarding indoor air quality, particularly the presence of fungi and moulds, are increasing. The potential for essential oils to reduce, control or remove fungi, is gaining interest as they are seen as a “natural” alternative to synthetic chemical fungicides. This review examines published… Read more »

iTRAQ Proteomic Analysis Reveals That Metabolic Pathways Involving Energy Metabolism Are Affected by Tea Tree Oil in Botrytis cinerea

Xu J, Shao X, Wei Y, Xu F, Wang H Frontiers in Microbiology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Tea tree oil (TTO) is a volatile essential oil obtained from the leaves of the Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia by vapor distillation. Previously, we demonstrated that TTO has a strong inhibitory effect on Botrytis cinerea. This study investigates the underlying antifungal mechanisms at the molecular… Read more »

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 »