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

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 »

The in vitro Antimicrobial Activity and Chemometric Modelling of 59 Commercial Essential Oils against Pathogens of Dermatological Relevance.

Orchard A, Sandasi M, Kamatou G, Viljoen A, van Vuuren S Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study reports on the inhibitory concentration of 59 commercial essential oils recommended for dermatological conditions, and identifies putative compounds responsible for antimicrobial activity. Essential oils were investigated for antimicrobial activity using minimum inhibitory concentration assays. Ten essential oils… Read more »

Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil demonstrates tissue-remodeling and metabolism-modulating activities in human skin cells

Han X, Parker TL Cogent Biology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia) essential oil (MEO), commonly known as tea tree oil, is popularly used in skincare products. In the current study, we investigated the biological activity of a commercially available MEO (with terpinen-4-ol as the major active component) in pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblasts, which were designed… 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… Read more »

Melaleuca alternifolia anthelmintic activity in gerbils experimentally infected by Haemonchus contortus

Grando TH, Baldissera MD, Gressler LT, de Sá MF, Bortoluzzi BN, Schafer AS, Ebling RC, Raffin RP, Santos RC, Stefani LM, Vaucher R, Leal ML, Monteiro SG Experimental Parasitology, 2016 ABSTRACT: Gastrointestinal parasites are one of the biggest health problems faced in sheep, mainly due to their pathogenicity and resistance to drugs used to control… Read more »