Melaleucae aetheroleum


This is a summary of the scientific conclusions reached by the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of tea tree oil. The HMPC conclusions are taken into account by EU Member States when evaluating applications for the licensing of herbal medicines containing tea tree oil.

This summary is not intended to provide practical advice on how to use medicines containing tea tree oil. For practical information about using tea tree oil medicines, patients should read the package leaflet that comes with the medicine or contact their doctor or pharmacist.

Key facts

Latin name Melaleucae aetheroleum
English common name Tea-tree oil
Botanical name Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden and Betche) Cheel
Therapeutic area
  • Mouth and throat disorders
  • Skin disorders and minor wounds
F: Assessment finalised
Date added to the inventory
Date added to priority list
Outcome of European assessment
  • European Union herbal monograph
  • European Union list entry
Additional information


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