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Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil is traditionally known for its versatile antiseptic properties. English military doctors made extensive use of it until the advent of antibiotics.

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  • Multipurpose anti-infectives

Even less powerful than phenolic essential oils such as Origanum compactum, Satureja montana, Thymus vulgaris thymol or eugenia caryophyllata, it combines well with and amplifies their activity. It is used both internally and externally. It is recommended for dandruff, acne, impetigo, canker sores, the beginnings of boils, wounds but also tonsillitis, sinusitis and bronchitis.

  • Antifungal

It is active on mycoses of skin folds or located between fingers or toes, perlèches, intertrigos, athletes' foot, nail fungus.



1. Skin mycoses

Melaleuca alternifolia - 10 drops

Cymbopogon martinii - 3 drops

Pelargonium graveolens - 3 drops

in 10 ml of Corylus avellana vegetable oil

Dosage: A few drops of this lotion gently massage onto irritated and itchy lesions morning and evening until healing.

2. Breakout acne

Melaleuca alternifolia - 5 drops

Pelargonium graveolens Bourbon - 10 drops

Thymus vulgaris linalool - 5 drops

in 5 ml of Macadamia vegetable oil and equal parts calophyllum.

Dosage: One application to acne spots twice a day.

3. Red angina with cervical lymph nodes

Melaleuca alternifolia - 1 drop

Thymus vulgaris thymol - 1 drop

Ravintsara – 1 drop

in a little honey

Dosage: three times a day for five days.

4. Start of recovery from chronic colibacillosis

Melaleuca alternifolia - 1 drop

Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark - 1 drop

Rosmarinus officinalis 1.8 cineole - 1 drop

in a little honey

Dosage: four times a day while waiting for medical consultation.



Melaleuca alternifolia is a shrub of 3 to 4m. tall, the white bark of which is constantly peeling off in soft, silky shreds. It likes moist soils, even waterlogged, and grows in plains up to 150m. altitude approximately. In recent years, the EO of Melaleuca alternifolia has enjoyed renewed interest in the face of germ resistance to antibiotics, which has led Australia, the main producer, to increase its production.


Oral - 3 drops
Skin - 2 drops


An article presented by Dr Philippe Goëb.

An LRK edition, “aromatherapy at the service of your well-being, for the daily comfort of the whole family.