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tea tree

(te´ tre″) a tree, Melaleuca alternifolia, native to eastern Australia, from whose leaves and branches tea tree oil is obtained.

tea tree

n.
1. A melaleuca tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) of Australia whose leaves yield an oil used in cosmetics and for medicinal purposes.
2. Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Leptospermum, native to Southeast Asia and Australasia, having showy flowers and small needlelike leaves formerly used to make a tealike beverage.

tea tree

Melaleuca spp.

tea treetea tree oil
a volatile oil from Melaleuca spp. used widely in topical preparation, including pet shampoos, for its antiseptic and insect repellent properties.
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A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology.
Tea tree oil has a potent antibacterial effect against various species of bacteria, including E.
bark, tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), peppermint (Menthax piperita), marjoram (Origanum majorana) and lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) were purchased from Aroma Trading (Milton Keynes, UK).
Tea Tree Oil (TTO) is the gold standard therapy, as all standard medical therapies fail to kill demodex, even in vitro.
There's a BIG difference between tea oil (from Camellia), and tea tree oil (from Melaleuca), like you said.
Our new Tea Tree Foaming Hand Soap features organic oils that help people fight germs without wrecking their hands and skin.
Made of a clinically proven skin protectant and the highest-quality tea tree oil available, the cream combines numerous medicine cabinet remedies in one tube, the company notes.
Bloch that their children had been using soap, shampoo, and hair gel products containing tea tree oil or lavender oil.
Dear Betsy, I read an article of yours some months ago regarding Tea Tree Oil.
It combines moisturizers with a high concentration of tea tree oil that softens and helps repair dry, cracked skin, according to the company.
Repeated topical exposure to lavender and tea tree oils may result in prepubertal gynaecomastia (enlarged breasts) in young boys, endocrinologists have concluded.