Pilot study of tea tree oil in the decolonisation of MRSA positive wounds


A pilot study investigating whether tea tree oil is a useful wound treatment product. It is important because tea tree oil is used widely for this purpose despite a lack of comprehensive evidence that it is beneficial.


Tea Tree Oil

Research Organisation

University of Western Australia

Objective Summary

This pilot study aimed to determine if tea tree oil can eliminate methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from colonised wounds and to determine if tea tree oil is a beneficial treatment for wounds.

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Project Start Date

Thursday, September 1, 2005

Project Completion Date

Friday, May 30, 2008

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

Promoting and maintaining good health

National Priority

Advanced Technology

National Priority

TTO-Increasing demand


Related publications


The Role of Tea Tree Oil in the Decolonisation of MRSA Positive Wounds