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Tea Tree oil is rubbish… so says the skeptic who provides no evidence to back it up.

I like tea tree oil, I enjoy scientific studies. So let’s look at some resources we can use to better help us understand what the oil is most useful for.

Tea Tree Oil.

In: Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMed) [Internet]. Bethesda (MD): National Library of Medicine (US); 2006–.
2018 Dec 3.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30000944/?from_term=tea+tree+oil&from_filter=simsearch2.ffrft&from_pos=1

Therapeutic Potential of Tea Tree Oil for Scabies
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.,94(2), 2016, pp. 258–266
Jackson Thomas,* Christine F. Carson, Greg M. Peterson, Shelley F. Walton, Kate A. Hammer, Mark Naunton,Rachel C. Davey, Tim Spelman, Pascale Dettwiller, Greg Kyle, Gabrielle M. Cooper, and Kavya E. Baby
http://www.ajtmh.org/docserver/fulltext/14761645/94/2/258.pdf?expires=1585801067&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=1570904C2BE2867D088BF3FE86704C3A

The Use of Tea Tree Oil in Treating Blepharitis and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Thuraya Noaman Maher
Year : 2018 | Volume : 11 | Issue : 1 | Page : 11-15

Treatment of acne with tea tree oil (melaleuca) products: a review of efficacy, tolerability and potential modes of action
Hammer KA. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2015 Feb;45(2):106-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ijantimicag.2014.10.011. Epub 2014 Nov 13.
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0924857914003458?via%3Dihub

Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties
C F Carson , K A Hammer, T V Riley. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2006 Jan;19(1):50-62. doi: 10.1128/CMR.19.1.50-62.2006.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360273/

Role of Herbal Agents – Tea Tree Oil and Aloe vera as Cavity Disinfectant Adjuncts in Minimally Invasive Dentistry-An In Vivo Comparative Study
Gaurav Patri and Aliva Sahu

Impetigo: Diagnosis and Treatment
Hartman-Adams H, Banvard C, Juckett G. Am Fam Physician. 2014 Aug 15;90(4):229-35.
https://www.aafp.org/afp/2014/0815/p229.html

Candidiasis (vulvovaginal)
Dr Juliana Ester Martin Lopez. BMJ Clin Evid. 2015; 2015: 0815
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4360556/

An Ex Vivo, Assessor Blind, Randomised, Parallel Group, Comparative Efficacy Trial of the Ovicidal Activity of Three Pediculicides After a Single Application–Melaleuca Oil and Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Oil and Lemon Tea Tree Oil, and a “Suffocation” Pediculicide
Stephen C Barker, Phillip M Altman. BMC Dermatol. 2011; 11: 14.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3182970/

iTRAQ Proteomic Analysis Reveals That Metabolic Pathways Involving Energy Metabolism Are Affected by Tea Tree Oil in Botrytis cinerea
Xu J, Shao X, Wei Y, Xu F, Wang H. Front Microbiol. 2017 Oct 12;8:1989.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5643485/

Expression of P53, BAX, and BCL2 in human malignant melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma cells after tea tree oil treatment in vitro
Ramadan MA, Shawkey AE, Rabeh MA, Abdellatif AO. Cytotechnology. 2019 Feb;71(1):461-473.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6368524/

High Potency of Melaleuca alternifolia Essential Oil against Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-Negative Bacteria and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Oliva A, Costantini S, De Angelis M, Garzoli S, Božović M, Mascellino MT, Vullo V, Ragno R. Molecules. 2018 Oct 9;23(10):2584.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6222846/

Decolonization in Prevention of Health Care-Associated Infections
Septimus EJ, Schweizer ML.Clin Microbiol Rev. 2016 Apr;29(2):201-22.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4786886/

Acute Tea Tree Oil Intoxication in a Pet Cockatiel (Nymphicus Hollandicus): A Case Report
Vetere A, Bertocchi M, Pelizzone I, Moggia E, Travaglino C, Della Grotta M, Casali S, Gerosa S, Strada L, Filia K, Casalini J, Parmigiani E, Di Ianni F. BMC Vet Res. 2020 Jan 31;16(1):29.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32005244/?from_term=tea+tree+oil&from_filter=simsearch2.ffrft&from_page=4&from_pos=8

Essential Oils as Antimicrobial Agents-Myth or Real Alternative?
Wińska K, Mączka W, Łyczko J, Grabarczyk M, Czubaszek A, Szumny A. Molecules. 2019 Jun 5;24(11):2130.