Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil or melaleuca alternifolia is a traditional alternative medicine.
Potential uses[edit | edit source]
Tea tree oil may be used for treating small superficial wounds, insect bites, small boils including mild acne, to relief itching and irritation in mild athlete's foot and for minor inflammation of the oral mucosa.
Theory[edit | edit source]
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Risks and safety[edit | edit source]
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
Available over the counter without prescription.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Alternative medicine
- List of approved herbal medicines by the EU Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products (September 15, 2016), Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1659 of 13 September 2016 amending Decision 2008/911/EC establishing a list of herbal substances, preparations and combinations thereof for use in traditional herbal medicinal products (notified under document C(2016) 5748), retrieved October 1, 2020