Numerous studies have shown the promising antibacterial effects of tea tree essential oil.
Ten participants with Staph Infections volunteered for the quasi-experimental study, and four of the 10 were used as matched participants to compare wound healing times between conventional treatment alone and conventional treatment plus fumes of tea tree essential oil.
The results demonstrated decreased healing time in all but one of the participants treated with tea tree oil.
The differences between the matched participants were striking. The results of this small investigational study indicate that additional study is warranted.