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Tea Tree for adoption page

Tea tree is the common name for Melaleuca alternifolia, a tree in the family Myrtaceae, native to the subtropical coastal regions of New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. Tea tree oil is antimicrobial and is used in skin and oral hygiene products.

The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on tea tree made available through the generosity of Down Under Enterprises’ adoption.




Additional ABC Tea Tree Resources 

HerbClip Articles

Review of Contact Dermatitis Associated with Tea Tree Oil Exposure. HC #101674-570, June 15, 2017

Review on Efficacy and Safety of Tea Tree Oil in Treating Acne. HC #071636-561, January 31, 2017

Efficacy of Tea Tree Oil for Oral Fungal Treatment. HC# 041662-555, October 31, 2016

Review of Herbal Preparations Used in Dentistry
. HC #111314-495, April 30, 2014

Study Shows Tea Tree Oil and Johnson's® Baby Softwash™ Similarly Effective in Preventing MRSA Colonization in Critically Ill Adults. HC #121335-494. April 15, 2014

Applications of Tea Tree Oil in Dermatology. HC #081324-487, December 30, 2013

Use of Herbal Preparations in Dermatology. HC #071062-412, November 15, 2015

Herbs Offer Help in Treatment of MRSA Staph Infections. HC #100392, February 26, 2010

Review of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants with Antimicrobial Properties. HC #070592-388, November 13, 2009

Effective Herbal Remedies for Herpes Simplex Infections. HC # 060293-386, October 15, 2009

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