A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology

  title={A review of applications of tea tree oil in dermatology},
  author={Nader Pazyar and Reza Yaghoobi and Nooshin Bagherani and Afshin Kazerouni},
  journal={International Journal of Dermatology},
Tea tree oil (TTO) is an essential oil, steam‐distilled from the Australian native plant, Melaleuca alternifolia. It has a minimum content of terpinen‐4‐ol and a maximum content of 1, 8‐cineole. Terpinen‐4‐ol is a major TTO component which exhibits strong antimicrobial and anti‐inflammatory properties. Tea tree oil exerts antioxidant activity and has been reported to have broad‐spectrum antimicrobial activity against bacterial, viral, fungal, and protozoal infections affecting skin and mucosa… 
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