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.

Melaleuca alternifolia

tea tree bush

Melaleuca alternifolia,

n See tree, tea.
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A biochemical interpretation of terpene chemotypes in Melaleuca alternifolia.
Anti-inflammatory effects of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil on human polymorphonuclear neutrophils and monocytes.
One of them, sprayed 5 of the 9 times, was the patent-pending fungicide based on the Melaleuca alternifolia compound.
Influence of organic matter, cations and surfactants on the antimicrobial activity of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil in vitro.
A partir da segunda colheita, o tratamento 100% ECA proporcionou o melhor desenvolvimento vegetativo do manjericao permitindo maior producao de biomassa, resultados semelhantes aos encontrados com as culturas de Melaleuca alternifolia (SILVA et al.
Mechanism of action of Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea tree) oil on Staphylococcus aureus determined by Time-kill lysis, leakage, salt tolerance assays and electron microscopy.
Treatment of toenail onychomycosis with 2% butenafine and 5% Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) oil in cream.
Tea tree oil, distilled from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia plant found in Australia, is a complex substance made up of almost 50 chemical compounds.
Australian aborigines have long used an oil derived from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree native to that country's coastal areas, as a general antiseptic.
First discovered by the Aborigines hundreds of years ago, tea tree is one of the world's most commonly used pure essential oils, produced by distilling the leaves of melaleuca alternifolia which is grown in Australia.
Which shouldn't be too surprising, considering the paperbark tea tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, thrives primarily in northeast Australia.
One of the best natural antiseptics is tea-tree oil, an extract from an Australian tree known botanically as Melaleuca alternifolia.