melaleuca?

Kelly Morris bkmorris at morgan.ucs.mun.ca
Fri Dec 5 08:20:06 EST 1997


Hi Richard.

The only Melaleuca I've ever heard of is the source for tea tree oil
(sometimes spelled 'ti tree').  The tea tree oil is an essential oil that
is derived from the bark of an Australian tree and Melaleuca is the genus
name of the tree.  The oil is reputed to have antibacterial,
antifungal and antiviral properties but I don't think this has been
proven as of yet.  Hope this helps.

Kelly

On 4 Dec 1997, Richard L wrote:

> Hi netters,
> 
> Could you tell me what is melaleuca?
> 
> Thank you in advance
> 
> Richard
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 




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