Tea Tree

  • SCIENTIFIC NAMES: Melaleuca alternifolia; Melaleuca cajeputi; Melaleuca dissitifolia; Melaleuca linafolia
  • INDICATIONS: Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, acne, vaginal infection, burns, onychomycosis, tinea pedis, bruises, insect bites, skin infections, mouthwash, genital herpes, antiperspirant, gingivitis, disinfectant, scabies
  • SYNONYM: Myrtaceae
  • CLASS: Antiseptic
  • HALF-LIFE: N/A
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Colophony, Turpentine

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: N/A

Tea tree oil in bottles may undergo photooxidation, and degradation products are moderate to strong sensitizers.

The plant was discovered and named by Captain James Cook of the Royal Navy in 1770, who found groves of trees with sticky, aromatic leaves that, when boiled, made a spicy tea.

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CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
OTHER


Page last updated 09/19/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric