Melaleuca: history, properties and benefits

Let's find out what the Melaleuca, its history, its antiseptic, antiviral and antibacterial properties.

Melaleuca: classification

La Melaleuca (scientific name: Melaleuca alternifolia), also known as Tea Tree, Namely Tea Tree, is a plant belonging to the Mirtaceae family, originally from Australia, which grows in streams and swamps.

Ha leaves linear lengths from 10 to 35 mm, his fiori white are in clusters 3 to 5 cm long and fruits, woody and cup-shaped, 2-3 mm in diameter.

From the leaves a essential oil strong-smelling, considered powerful antisepticantifungal, antibacterial e antiviral, also with deodorant and preservative properties.

Melaleuca: a little history

The origins of the use of Melaleuca are very ancient and date back to when the Australian aborigines of the Bundjalung tribe healed wounds, sores and ulcers with its leaves, calling it "nature's most versatile healer".

The name of Tea Tree (Tea Tree) was attributed to him when James Cook, who arrived in Australia in 1770, began to use its leaves to prepare a refreshing tea from the curative and antiseptic faculties, imitating local customs.

Tea Tree oil contains many different active ingredients Scientific studies, starting from the 20s, have confirmed that they have an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial action, therefore able to fight infections and prevent the development of bacteria.

The study "Frequencies of resistance to oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) and rifampicin in Staphylococcus aureus , Staphylococcus epidermidis ed Enterococcus faecalis" which in 2008 proved that the main strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Enterococcus faecalis rarely resisted Melaleuca oil.


Melaleuca: benefits and uses

Melaleuca oil is available in its pure state or in topical formulations such as creams, ointments e lotions.

Thanks to its numerous properties - antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, balsamic, moisturizing - it is used in many healing products e cosmetics.

Dermatitis, burns, erythema, mycosis, psoriasis, acne, herpes, leeks and warts, dandruff, insect bites, inflammation of the soft tissues, can all benefit from the use of Tea Tree oil. It is also very useful in case of colds and to moisturize very dry lips and skin.

Mainly known as a powerful antiseptic and antibacterial, Tea Tree essential oil is also very effective as pesticide, able to counteract fleas and ticks that are bothered by its strong odor.

Union BIO recommends

For over 20 years, the scientific and working community of Union BIO has dedicated i results of studies and research in the field of phytotherapy by formulating safe and effective products.

In our laboratories a constant updating guides us in the formulation of the products, but above all in the synergy between ingredients of plant origin enhanced by our exclusive MATRIX UB®, registered trademark, extract of the olive tree, fruit of Union BIO scientific research, which strengthens and consolidates the properties of the formulations.

Within our lines Dog Cat e Horse, we offer various products that contain the plant extract of Melaleuca alernifolia, formulated for the well-being of our animal friends.



The product line PhytoNoPick which includes vials, lotion and shampoo, is dedicated to natural protection of cats and dogs. Avoiding our four-legged friends contact with external agents that can cause even serious problems is fundamental, as is prevention. In fact, treating the skin of animals throughout the year guarantees greater protection in hot and humid periods. In addition, the formulations based on plant extracts allow our furry pets to be pampered even immediately after the application of the products which are therefore indicated above all if they live at home and in close contact with children.



Ears dirt and itching are common complaints among our four-legged friends. How to fix it? OTOMUCO PLUS  is the solution based on plant extracts to remove secretions and relieve the annoying itch from the ears of our dogs and cats.

Tea Tree oil triggers a competitive competition against bacteria and fungi that may be present in the ear area.









The health of the horse's foot, whether it is for competition, for work or as a companion, it is essential. To protect their well-being, it is important to intervene both directly on the hoof and indirectly in the box, ensuring constant hygiene of the litter. EQUISAN it is a natural adjuvant solution in the treatment of nail onychomycosis (foot worm) and necrosis of the frog. Contains synergistic plant extracts with soothing and revitalizing properties, including Aloe and Tea Tree. It also facilitates the regeneration and reconstruction process of the hoof wall.

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