Susceptibility of Propionibacterium acnes to the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia

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Abstract

The susceptibility of 32 strains of Propionibacterium acnes to the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia, tea tree oil, was examined using a broth dilution method. The minimum bactericidal concentration of tea tree oil for five strains was 0.25% or less while, for the remainder, it was 0.50%.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-25
JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
Volume19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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