October 20, 2007
ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY OF TEA TREE OIL
The Dr. Howell.net Blog provides an overview of tea tree antimicrobial activity, with several links to previous papers from the mid 90's that conclude that it does have antimicrobial activity.
A simple Google search on the same topic reveals a lot of additional research on the topic. One of the links brings up a number of papers from the Australian government Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation.
This information becomes increasingly important as there is more publicity about antibiotic MRSA and the number of deaths that are being caused in hospitals. We've previously referenced news articles about aromatherapy and essential oils used to help deal with the resistant organisms.