melaleuca alternifolia


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A disinfectant 30 times more powerful than carbolic acid. Dissolves pus and inhibits bacterial growth. Used externally as anti-fungal and antiseptic for parasites, skin diseases, wounds, acne, ringworm, athlete’s foot. Few drops in water for gargling, mouth and gum cleansing, vaginal cleansing of candida etc. Not recommended taken internally. Long thin leaves, white flowers in spikes, cup-shaped fruit.
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Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil gel (6%) for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis.
Antiviral activity of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Cheel (tea tree) against tobacco mosaic virus.
We evaluated the synergistic effects of the three essential oils, Melaleuca alternifolia, Origanum vulgare, and Pelargonium graveolens, with Amphotericin B by agar disc diffusion and agar dilution checkerboard titre tests (Rosato et al., 2007), and isobolograms constructed with combined minimum synergistic inhibitory concentrations (MICs).
Hammer KA, Carson CF, Riley TV (2000) Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil inhibits germ tube formation in Candida albicans.
Bishop CD (1995) Antiviral activity of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betche) Cheel (tea tree) against tobacco mosaic virus.
Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel (Myrtaceae) is known for the antifungal, bactericide and anti-inflammatory actions of its main component, terpinen-4-ol (Carson et al., 2006).
The essential oil of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia is rich in terpinen-4-ol (29.4 - 44.9%) effective against bacteria, fungi and viruses.
EOs from the following plants showed inhibition of AChE activity based on [I.sub.50] values (i.e., the concentrations of the tested essential oil that inhibited the in vitro-hydrolysis of substrate by 50%): Asteraceae (Artemisia judaica; Artemisia monosperma), Lamiaceae (Origanum vulgare), Myrtaceae (Callistemon viminalis; Melaleuca alternifolia), Rutaceae (Atalantia monophylla; Citrus aurantifolia; Citrus limon).
Cliradex cleanses without any harmful chemicals and is derived from key components of melaleuca alternifolia, a species of tea tree.
Company (Vargem Grande Paulista-SP), the essential oils were obtained from leaves of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus Labill), marjoram (Origanum majorana L.), melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia Cheel), peppermint (Mentha piperita L.) and oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) and from flower and leaves of white thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.) plant.
Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil: Review of antimicrobial and other medicinal properties.