Melaleuca alternifolia


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Melaleuca alternifolia

(mĕl″ă-look′ă ăl-tĕr″nĭ-fō′lē-ă) [NL, lit. “alternate-leaved white-black” (referring to the trunk and branches, respectively)]
The Australian tea tree. An evergreen from which an essential oil is made for cosmetics, fragrances, and some alternative and conventional medicines.
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Ethanol 0.0 [+ or -] 0.0 0.0 [+ or -] 0.0 (1.) Melaleuca alternifolia oil (150 [micro]g/disc) alone; 2.
Cox SD, Mann CM, Markham JL, Bell HC, Gustafson JE, Warmington JR, Wyllie SG (2000) The mode of antimicrobial action of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil).
Time (medians) to reach anaesthesia and recovery of Amphiprion clarkii submitted to clove Eugenia caryophyllata (A, B), basil Ocimum basilicum (C, D) and tea tree Melaleuca alternifolia (E, F) essential oils, respectively.
Melaleuca alternifolia is composed of terpinene-4-ol (42%), gamma terpinene (23%), alpha terpinene (11%) and cineol (2%).
zeamais using Melaleuca alternifolia (Myrtaceae) [130].
The mode of antimicrobial action of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil).
Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil) and its major constituent, terpinen-4-ol, were shown to possess potential antibacterial properties against many pathogens including E.
Oral rinses #5, #7, #11, and #12 contain PEG, chemical softener, CAPB, or propylene glycol in combination with Melaleuca alternifolia, a tea-tree oil.
Earlier this year, Yonwoo produced a 40ml airless spray tube for Korea-based Benton Cosmetics' Honest TT Mist, a fine mist moisturizer that contains Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf water instead of water, as well as hyaluronic acid and other beauty ingredients to help improve rough and damaged skin from stress and pollution with moisturizing and cooling effects.
The goal of the present study was to determine whether exposure to tea tree oil (TTO hereafter), derived from leaves of the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betch) Cheel (Myrtales: Melastomataceae), influences the mating success of male medflies.
(2008) evaluaron el efecto de diez aceites esenciales, tomillo, ajedrea (Satureja montana), lavanda (Lavandula officinalis, Lavandula hybrida), romero (Rosmarinus officinalis), hisopo (Hyssopus officinalis), salvia (Salvia officinalis), arbol de te (Melaleuca alternifolia), clavo de olor (Eugenia caryophyllus) y oregano en la fermentacion ruminal de bovinos de engorda; observaron que la mayoria de estos aceites (500 mg x [l.sup.-1]) no inhiben la fermentacion microbiana ruminal; sin embargo, la mayoria la modifico, aumentando la concentracion de AGV y de N amoniacal.