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tea tree

n.
1. A melaleuca tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) of Australia whose leaves yield an oil used in cosmetics and for medicinal purposes.
2. Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Leptospermum, native to Southeast Asia and Australasia, having showy flowers and small needlelike leaves formerly used to make a tealike beverage.

tea tree

n
(Plants) any of various myrtaceous trees of the genus Leptospermum, of Australia and New Zealand, that yield an oil used as an antiseptic

tea′ tree`


n.
a tall shrub or small tree, Leptospermum scoparium, of the myrtle family, native to New Zealand and Australia.
[1750–60; so called from the use of its leaves as an infusion]
Translations
Teebaum
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Cliradex cleanses without any harmful chemicals and is derived from key components of melaleuca alternifolia, a species of tea tree.
Earlier this year, Yonwoo produced a 40ml airless spray tube for Korea-based Benton Cosmetics' Honest TT Mist, a fine mist moisturizer that contains Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) leaf water instead of water, as well as hyaluronic acid and other beauty ingredients to help improve rough and damaged skin from stress and pollution with moisturizing and cooling effects.
The goal of the present study was to determine whether exposure to tea tree oil (TTO hereafter), derived from leaves of the Australian plant Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betch) Cheel (Myrtales: Melastomataceae), influences the mating success of male medflies.
James PJ, Callander JT (2012) Bioactivity of tea tree oil from Melaleuca alternifolia against sheep lice (Bovicola ovis Schrank) in vitro.
Topical application of tea tree oil (TTO), the steam-distilled essential oil derived from the Australian shrub Melaleuca alternifolia, is an effective treatment for many skin disorders.
Los resultados mostraron que las concentraciones del extracto de Melaleuca Alternifolia ejercieron un control de Micosphaerella Fijiensis en campo en las tres provincias estudiadas y demostro propiedades fungicidas al disminuir la severidad de la enfermedad durante el periodo de tiempo en las cuales se realizaron las observaciones en campo.
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Antimicrobial activity of the major components of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia, Dept.
Tea tree oil is known as an essential oil distilled from native Australian plant, Melaleuca alternifolia (Hart et al.
The potential use of essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) as an alternative treatment is supported by in vitro data demonstrating antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Another compound which may have several policy implications is Melaleuca alternifolia.