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Antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil

@inproceedings{Kumari2013AntimicrobialPO,
  title={Antimicrobial properties of tea tree oil},
  author={Puja Kumari},
  year={2013}
}
Phytomedicine such as tea tree (melaleuca) oil have become increasingly popular in recent decades. This essential oil has been used for almost 100 years in Australia but is now available worldwide both as neat oil and as an active component in an array of products. The primary uses of tea tree oil have historically capitalized on the antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory actions of the oil. Reports of activity in the field of antibacterial Tea tree oil research are widely… 

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